|8 January 1839|| ||The diorama in Paris of Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre is destroyed by fire at the same time as he is showing his photographic discoveries to Samuel F.B. Morse.|
Emil Bieber (1878, 8 January - 1962, 29 April) was born. Son of Leonard Bieber "Berlin-Bieber" (1841-1931) who continued the business in Hamburg and Berlin until 1933. Being Jewish he fled the Nazi persecutions and opened new studio in Cape Town, South Africa.
Arnold Genthe (1869, 8 January - 1942, 9 August) was born - Germany, Berlin. American photographer born in Germany. His reputation is largely based upon his portraits of celebrities in dance, the theatre, the cinema and politics. He also took photographs of daily life in the Chinatown of San Francisco - and in 1906 More...
Louis Ghémar (1819, 8 January - 1873, 11 May) was born - Belgium, Brussels. One of most significant photographers of Belgium.
J.J. Gray (1818, 8 January - 1882, 18 October) was born - Scotland, Iverness.
Tore Johnson (1928, 8 January - 1980, 14 May) was born - France, Saint-Leu-la-Forêt. Swedish photographer and member of "Tio fotografer" (Ten Photographers).
Pavel Odvody (1953, 8 January - ) was born - Czech Republic, Domazlice. Contemporary photographer based in Germany.
Lewis M. McCormick (1863 - 1922, 8 January) died - US, NC, Ashville.
Walter S. Meyers (1884, 10 June - 1960, 8 January) died - US, CA, Coronado.