|6 January 1839|| ||Gazette de France publishes the first announcement of the invention of photography. |
Paul Ausloos (1927, 6 January - ) was born - Belgium, Antwerp. Belgian artist and photographer.
Dornac (1858, 6 January - 1941, 10 January) was born. Photographer active in Paris in the 1880s. His full name was Paul François Arnold Cardon and "Dornac" is an anagram of "Cardon".
Mark Johnson (1946, 6 January - ) was born - Australia, Sydney. Australian photographer.
Wright Morris (1910, 6 January - 1998) was born - US, NE, Central City. American photographer.
Kirill Surov (1971, 6 January - ) was born - Russia, St. Petersburg.
Baron Adolph de Meyer (1868 - 1946, 6 January) died - US, CA, Los Angeles. Fashion photographer. He also took a lot of portraits of his wife Olga.
The Baron was famous for making up his own history. In the book A Singular Elegance: The Photographs of Baron Adolph De Meyer (Chronicle Books, San More...
Tina Modotti (1896, 16 August - 1942, 6 January) died - Mexico, Mexico City. Italian politically active photographer who was most active in Mexico between 1923 and 1930. She was a companion of Edward Weston and moved in 1923 to Mexico City with her agreeing to work for nothing in his darkroom in exchange for his mentorship. More...
Francesco Scavullo (1921, 16 January - 2004, 6 January) died - US, NY, New York. Fashion and celebrity photographer. His portraits graced the front covers of ‘Cosmopolitan‘ for over 30 years.