|5 May 1842||The devastation of the Hamburg Fire is captured on daguerreotype plates by Hermann Biow and it is probably the first news event ever photographed.|
Vladimír Birgus (1954, 5 May - ) was born - Czechoslovakia, Frýdek-Místek. Photographer and a noted photo historian.
John William Draper (1811, 5 May - 1882, 4 January) was born - Great Britain, Liverpool. American scientific photographer who in 1839 is reputed to have made his assistant the subject of the world‘s first photo portrait. He worked with Samuel F.B. Morse and they set up a Daguerreotype studio at the University of New York. In 1842 More...
Eva Fuka (1927, 5 May - ) was born - Czechoslovakia, Prague. Czechoslovakian-born photographer who works now in the USA and France.
Arnaud Maggs (1926, 5 May - 2012, 17 November) was born - Canada, Quebec, Montreal. Canadian photographer, a recorder of typologies of things.
Josef Albert (1825, 5 March - 1886, 5 May) died - Germany, Munich. German 19th century photographer.
Dr Frederick William Alexander DeFabeck (1830, 1 February - 1912, 5 May) died - Italy, Alassio.
William Friese-Greene (1855, 7 September - 1921, 5 May) died - GB, England, London. English studio photographer.
John Max (1936, 23 September - 2011, 5 May) died - Canada, Montréal.