|20 May 1924|| ||AT&T sends photographs over a wire. |
|20 May 2003|| ||A daguerreotype taken in 1842 of the Athenian Temple on the Acropolis in Greece by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey sells for $922,488 at Christie's in London setting a world record for a photograph.|
Edna Bullock (1915, 20 May - ) was born - US, CA, Hollister. American photographer and teacher.
Larry Burrows (1926, 20 May - 1971, 10 February) was born - Great Britain, London. War photographer - particularly remembered for his terrifying images of the Vietnam War. He was killed in Vietnam while photographing the war there for Time/Life.
Bryn Campbell (1933, 20 May - ) was born - Wales, Glamorgan, Mountain Ash.
Johann Carl Enslen (1759, 20 May - 1849) was born.
William Dacia Holmes (1853, 20 May - 1923) was born.
Carl Mydans (1907, 20 May - 2004, 16 August) was born - US, MA, Boston. American photographer famed for his work in the dust bowl of the 1930s and his work in the Pacific during the Second World War.
Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1823, 3 September - 1911, 20 May) died. English mineralogist and photographer. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, Maskelyne taught mineralogy and chemistry at Oxford from 1851, before becoming a professor of mineralogy, 1856-95. He was Keeper of Minerals at the British Museum from 1857 More...