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Calendars - 7 March 2021

Henry Draper (1837, 7 March - 1882, 20 November) was born. Son of John William Draper and one of the great astronomical photographers of the nineteenth century with outstanding images of the moon. He was also a doctor like his father. 
John Herschel (1792, 7 March - 1871, 11 May) was born - Great Britain, Slough. English scientist, astronomer, artist, writer, innovator with photographic processes and photographer.
The Herschel Family Papers collection at the Harry Ransom Center has created an online inventory of their holdings which include More... 
Karel Kuklík (1937, 7 March - ) was born - Czechoslovakia, Prague. Contemporary Czech fine art photographer. Co-founder of the photographic group Ceský drevák (2000). 
Léo Malet (1908, 7 March - 1996, 3 March) was born - France, Montpelier. French surrealist photographer and crime writer. 
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765, 7 March - 1833, 5 July) was born - France, Chalon-sur-Saône. French inventor and photographer. Niépce experimented with fixing an image from 1813-1822, when he successfully produced an image on tin. Inventor of the heliographic process (1824) which was not a commercial success. He took the first known More... 
Walter Schels (1936, 7 March - ) was born - Germany, Landshut. In 2003 journalist Beate Lakotta and Walter Schels asked 24 terminally ill people if they could accompany them during their last weeks and days. This exhibition "Life Before Death" was shown at the Wellcome Collection in London (April - May, 2008) 
Lord Snowdon (1930, 7 March - 2017, 13 January) was born.  
Edmund Teske (1911, 7 March - 1996, 22 November) was born - US, IL, Chicago. American photographer who experimented continually with composite images and the use of chemically assisted solarization processes - creating what were termed ‘duotone solarizations‘ that had both a black and white and a brown toning. More... 
David Avison (1937, 13 March - 2004, 7 March) died - US, MA, Boston. American photographer. 
Alfred Donné (1801 - 1878, 7 March) died - France, Paris. French physican who adopted the Daguerreotype almost immediately after it was announced in 1839 to create the basis for illustrations for medical textbooks and microphotographs. 
William Hope (1863 - 1933, 7 March) died - England, London. English medium and spirit photographer. A collection of his photographs is held by the National Media Museum (UK). 
Richard Kirstel (1936, 22 February - 2007, 7 March) died - Spain, Granada. His series of erotic images "Pas de Deux" provoked an outcry and his arrest on 29 October 1970 by security guards on the campus of Towson State College. Fined and forced to serve two years probation for a case that went all the way to the American More... 
Stanley Kubrick (1928, 26 July - 1999, 7 March) died. Known as the film director of masterpieces including Clockwork Orange and 2001 he was a photographer for New York's Look magazine for five years until 1950 leaving an archive of 27,000 photographs. 
Gordon Parks (1912 - 2006, 7 March) died - US, NY, New York. American writer, screenwriter, poet, composer and photographer. A photographer with strong social principles who worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) but continued to highlight civil rights and issues of social deprivation. 
Waldemar Franz Herman Titzenthaler (1869, 19 August - 1937, 7 March) died. German photographer who took socially committed portraits of the working classes at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth. The series was called ‘Types of German Workers‘.
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