Dr George Buist (1805, 22 August - 1860, 1 October) was born.
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908, 22 August - 2004, 3 August) was born - France, Seine-et-Marne, Chanteloup. One of the greatest of the street photographers with an uncanny ability to capture the meaningful moments of everyday life.
Jean-Charles Langlois (1789, 22 August - 1870, 24 March) was born - France, Calvados, Beaumont-en-Auge. French military officer, writer, photographer and painter of battle scenes. His panoramas of the battles of Borodino, the Pyramids, Sebastopol and Solferino all instilled a sense of national pride in the populace. He went to the Crimea with Léon EugèMore...
Leni Riefenstahl (1902, 22 August - 2003, 8 September) was born - Germany, Berlin. German filmmaker, painter, actress, dancer and photographer.
Georges Albert Legrain (1865, 4 October - 1917, 22 August) died - Egypt, Luxor. French Egyptologist who documented his excavations and finds with photography. On 26 December 1903 he was part of the team that discovered La Cachette de Karnak - a vast collection of eight hundred Ancient Egyptian stone statues and More...
Alfred Adams Mantell (1830 - 1911, 22 August) died - England, Bath, Bathampton.
William Copeland McCalla (1872, 8 November - 1962, 22 August) died - Canada, AL, Calgary. He blended the skills of a botanist, photographer, farmer, author and teacher and although he never worked as an artist his remarkable hand-painted or tinted 4 x 4 inch glass lantern slides showing botanical specimens that he meticulously coloured More...
John Phillips (1914, 13 November - 1996, 22 August) died - US, NY, Manhattan. Photojournalist who photographed for LIFE magazine and his work was included in the first issue. He covered the Second World War and following the war published books on The Italians: Face of a Nation (1965) and Jerusalem: A Will More...
Theodor Scheimpflug (1865, 7 October - 1911, 22 August) died. A pioneer of photogrammetry.