|7 July 1865||Lewis Powell (aka Payne), David Herold, George Atzerodt, and Mary Surratt are executed at the Old Arsenal Penitentiary in Washington for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln and attempting to assassinate Secretary of State Seward. Alexander Gardner documented the execution his photographs were published as wood engravings in Harper's Weekly on 22 July 1865.|
George Adam Beazeley (1870, 7 July - ?) was born.
Mieczyslaw Berman (1903, 7 July - 1975, 6 May) was born - Poland, Warsaw. Polish photographer and a master of political photomontage.
Yul Brynner (1915, 7 July - 1985, 10 October) was born - Russian Empire, Vladivostok (Russia). One of the great Hollywood actors who was also an acclaimed photographer taking photographs on many of the projects he worked on.
Robert Demachy (1859, 7 July - 1936, 29 December) was born - France, Saint-Germain-en-Laye. French artist, writer and photographer who was a founder member of the Photo-Club de Paris and one of the great users of the gum bichromate and oil processes. As one of the leading French pictorialists he contributed works to Camera Work. He More...
Frank B. Gilbreth (1868, 7 July - 1924, 14 June) was born - US, ME, Fairfield. Efficiency specialist who used time lapse photography to study motion often collaborating with his wife Lillian
Anthony Hernandez (1947, 7 July - ) was born - US, CA, Los Angeles. American photographer.
P.H. Oelman (1880, 7 July - 1957, 7 August) was born - US, OH, Dayton.
Romualdas Požerskis (1951, 7 July - ) was born - USSR, Lithuania, Vilnius.
Clarence K. Bros (1902 - 1985, 7 July) died.
Father Browne (1880, 3 January - 1960, 7 July) died - Ireland, Dublin. In 1985 Father Edward O'Donnell SJ found a large collection of the work of the Jesuit priest Father Browne at the Irish Jesuit Provincial's House in Ireland. The partly damaged collection of almost 42,000 negatives covers the period between 1897 More...
T. Lux Feininger (1910, 11 June - 2011, 7 July) died - US, MA, Cambridge. German-born photographer and painter resident in the USA for around 75 years. Brother of photographer Andreas Feininger.
Paul Martin (1864, 16 April - 1944, 7 July) died. Candid photography and early night photography. Martin was an artistic snapshotter supreme, carrying a Fallowfield Facile detective camera, disguised as a parcel, and capturing the less formal side of Victorian life, often at night, using gaslight More...
Erich Salomon (1886, 28 April - 1944, 7 July) died - Poland, Auschwitz. German photographer who took advantage of the lighter cameras of the 1920s to take candid shots of political events.
John Szarkowski (1925 - 2007, 7 July) died - US, MA, Pittsfield. American photography historian, theorist and photographer with an ability to spot trends and the significance of the contemporary. The "New Documents" exhibition he curated at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) in 1967 showed the work of Diane Arbus, More...
Frederic Thesiger Williams (1861, 8 August - 1902, 7 July) died - India, Madras.