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Calendars - January

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January 1851 The Societé Héliographique is founded in Paris. Headed by Baron Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gros (1793-1870) the society includes Gustave Le Gray, Henri-Victor Regnault, Henri Le Secq and the painter Delacroix.
January 1939 Retrospective of the documentary photography of Lewis Hine (1905 to 1938) at the Riverside Museum, N.Y. City (now the Nicholas Roerich Museum) organized by Elizabeth McCausland, Beaumont Newhall and Berenice Abbott with sponsors including Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, Willard and Barbara Morgan.
6 January 1839 Gazette de France publishes the first announcement of the invention of photography. 
7 January 1839ThumbnailFrançois Arago (1786-1853) gives a brief announcement of the discovery of Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre of the daguerreotype at the Académie des Sciences in Paris. The work of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce is not credited in the announcement but this is rectified in the following days by Francis Bauer.
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.
12 January 1928ThumbnailThe execution of Ruth Synder by electrocution at Sing Sing Prison is secretly photographed by Tom Howard and is published in an extra edition of the Daily News: New York‘s Picture Newspaper
14 January 1966 A meeting is held in the home of Willis Stockdale to found the Antique Photographic Society of Rochester. In May 1968 it changes its name to The Photographic Historical Society which is still active. 
20 January 1854 First public meeting to found the Photographic Society of London.
 
"A number of Gentlemen engaged in Photographic pursuits having met together at different periods of the Spring and Autumn last year, formed themselves into a provisional Committee, with a view of organizing a Society of those to whom such a re-union would be acceptable. The labours of this Committee were carried on until the beginning of the present year, when it was determined to call a Public Meeting, for which purpose Circulars were issued on behalf of the Committee by Mr Roger Fenton, the Honorary Secretary, and Advertisements were inserted in the Papers....
 
A Public Meeting to inaugurate this Society will be held at the house of the Society of Arts, John Street, Adelphi, on THURSDAY, the 20th January, at 4 pm.
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[From the Journal of the Photographic Society of London on the founding of the society. The first Committee of the Society included John Dillwyn Llewelyn, Rev Calvert Jones and Philip Delamotte.] 
20 January 1914 The USS Mississippi drops anchor at Naval Shipyard Pensacola to survey the area for a Naval Aeronautical Station during the early days of flight. Walter Leroy Richardson, who joined the US Navy in 1911, takes the photographs and goes on to become the US Navy's first official photographer. 
31 January 1839 Henry Fox Talbot submits his paper Some account of the Art of Photogenic Drawing, or the process by which natural objects may be made to delineate themselves without the aid of the artist's pencil at the Royal Society in London.
 
  
Births 
  
Léon Bouzerand (1907, 1 January - 1972, 18 November) 
Cec Bown (1938, 1 January - ) 
Kevin Dingman (1964, 1 January - ) 
Kawada Kikuji (1933, 1 January - ) 
Alfred Stieglitz (1864, 1 January - 1946, 13 July) 
David Bailey (1938, 2 January - ) 
Louis Fleckenstein (1866, 2 January - 1943, 9 April) 
Pirkle Jones (1914, 2 January - 2009, 15 March) 
Edwin Hale Lincoln (1848, 2 January - 1938) 
Yoshito Matsushige (1913, 2 January - 2005, 16 January) 
Volker Seding (1943, 2 January - 2007, 21 October) 
Father Browne (1880, 3 January - 1960, 7 July) 
Rick Dingus (1951, 3 January - ) 
Rudolf Koppitz (1884, 3 January - 1936) 
Edward Quigley (1898, 3 January - 1977, 6 April) 
Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819, 3 January - 1900, 21 February) 
Marta Hoepffner (1912, 4 January - 2000) 
Ingvar Kenne (1965, 4 January - ) 
Gustav Klutsis (1895, 4 January - 1944, 26 February) 
Laurence Salzmann (1944, 4 January - ) 
Edward Linley Sambourne (1844, 4 January - 1910, 3 August) 
Tony Venti (1914, 4 January - 1995) 
Lucien Bull (1876, 5 January - 1972, 25 August) 
William Clift (1944, 5 January - ) 
Luigi Ghirri (1943, 5 January - 1992) 
Victor Gianella (1918, 5 January - ) 
Karen Knorr (1954, 5 January - ) 
Madame Yevonde (1893, 5 January - 1975, 22 December) 
Paul Ausloos (1927, 6 January - ) 
Dornac (1858, 6 January - 1941, 10 January) 
Mark Johnson (1946, 6 January - ) 
Wright Morris (1910, 6 January - 1998) 
Kirill Surov (1971, 6 January - ) 
Emil Bieber (1878, 8 January - 1962, 29 April) 
Arnold Genthe (1869, 8 January - 1942, 9 August) 
Tore Johnson (1928, 8 January - 1980, 14 May) 
Pavel Odvody (1953, 8 January - ) 
William Skeen (1822, 9 January - 1872, 18 March) 
Alain Fleischer (1944, 10 January - ) 
Josef Koudelka (1938, 10 January - ) 
Nathan Lyons (1930, 10 January - 2016, 31 August) 
F. Maxwell Lyte (1828, 10 January - 1906, 4 March) 
Will McBride (1931, 10 January - 2015, 29 January) 
B.J. Ochsner (1869, 10 January - 1953, 20 December) 
John Sanchez (1973, 10 January - ) 
John Nicholas Tressider (1819, 10 January - 1889, 27 May) 
Heinrich Zille (1858, 10 January - 1929, 9 August) 
Homer Sykes (1949, 11 January - ) 
Carol Szathmari (1812, 11 January - 1887, 3 June) 
George Allen (1891, 12 January - 1940, 24 November) 
Dr Charles Richard Francis (1821, 12 January - 1901, 10 August) 
Baron von Friedrichsthal (1809, 12 January - 1842, 3 March) 
Teoberto Maler (1842, 12 January - 1917, 22 November) 
Edouard Hannon (1853, 13 January - 1931) 
Emmy Andriesse (1914, 14 January - 1953, 21 February) 
Cecil Beaton (1904, 14 January - 1980, 18 January) 
Giorgio Lotti (1937, 14 January - ) 
Sheron Rupp (1943, 14 January - ) 
Jerry Spagnoli (1956, 14 January - ) 
Félix Teynard (1817, 14 January - 1892, 28 August) 
Garry Winogrand (1928, 14 January - 1984, 19 March) 
Frédéric Brenner (1959, 15 January - ) 
Francis Benjamin Johnston (1864, 15 January - 1952, 16 March) 
George Lowe (1924, 15 January - 2013, 20 March) 
Lisa M. Robinson (1968, 15 January - ) 
Allan Sekula (1951, 15 January - 2013, 10 August) 
Shõmei Tõmatsu (1930, 15 January - 2012, 14 December) 
Edward L. Bafford (1902, 16 January - 1981, 5 February) 
Gabriel de De Rumine (1841, 16 January - 1871, 18 June) 
Bernard Descamps (1947, 16 January - ) 
Ralph Gibson (1939, 16 January - ) 
Rodney Graham (1949, 16 January - ) 
Bruce Haley (1957, 16 January - ) 
Francesco Scavullo (1921, 16 January - 2004, 6 January) 
John Demos (1944, 17 January - ) 
Herbert G. French (1872, 17 January - 1942, 25 June) 
Izis (1911, 17 January - 1980, 16 May) 
Warren De la Rue (1815, 18 January - 1889, 19 April) 
Peter Magubane (1932, 18 January - ) 
Jay Maisel (1931, 18 January - ) 
Lucia Moholy (1894, 18 January - 1989, 17 May) 
James Yarnell (1917, 18 January - 2011, 19 July) 
Thomas Andrew (1855, 19 January - 1939, 7 August) 
Richard Buchta (1845, 19 January - 1894, 29 July) 
Larry Clark (1943, 19 January - ) 
Cindy Sherman (1954, 19 January - ) 
Hippolyte Bayard (1801, 20 January - 1887, 14 May) 
Charles E. Brown (1896, 20 January - 1982, 9 October) 
Horace Day (1833, 20 January - 1893, 16 January) 
Pieter Oosterhuis (1816, 20 January - 1885, 8 June) 
Pierre Dieulefils (1862, 21 January - 1937) 
Michael Itkoff (1981, 21 January - ) 
John Henry Ravenshaw (1833, 21 January - 1874, 4 March) 
Frank Rodick (1959, 21 January - ) 
Willi Baumeister (1889, 22 January - 1955, 31 August) 
Peter Beard (1938, 22 January - ) 
Ashley Gilbertson (1978, 22 January - ) 
James Lafayette (1853, 22 January - 1923, 20 August) 
Nicola Vinci (1975, 22 January - ) 
David Douglas Duncan (1916, 23 January - ) 
Vito Acconci (1940, 24 January - 2017, 28 April) 
Simon Norfolk (1963, 24 January - ) 
Stephen Petegorsky (1954, 24 January - ) 
Albert Augustus Isaacs (1826, 24 January - 1903, 15 November) 
Philip S. Doughty (1947, 25 January - ) 
Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann (1815, January 25 - 1901, 6 December) 
Mitter Bedi (1926, 26 January - 1985) 
Erwin Blumenfeld (1897, 26 January - 1969, 4 July) 
Elizabeth B. Henry (1935, 26 January - ) 
Barbara Kruger (1945, 26 January - ) 
Lewis Carroll (1832, 27 January - 1898, 14 January) 
Juhn Henry Haynes (1849, 27 January - 1910, 29 June) 
Pirie MacDonald (1867, 27 January - 1942, 22 April) 
William Mortensen (1897, 27 January - 1965, 12 August) 
Alfred Watkins (1855, 27 January - 1935, 15 April) 
Ferenc Berko (1916, 28 January - 2000, 18 March) 
Marcel Broodthaers (1924, 28 January - 1976, 28 January) 
Pierre Cordier (1933, 28 January - ) 
William P. Gottlieb (1917, 28 January - 2006, 23 April) 
David T. Hanson (1948, 28 January - ) 
Geir Jordahl (1957, 28 January - ) 
Nathan McCreery (1948, 28 January - ) 
Charles William Owen (1853, 28 January - 1922, 23 May) 
Klaus Staeck (1938, 28 January - ) 
Ralph Lee Hopkins (1956, 29 January - ) 
Václav Chochola (1923, 30 January - ) 
Eli Lotar (1905, 30 January - 1969, 10 May) 
Martin Martincek (1913, 30 January - ) 
Emilie V. Clarkson (1863, 31 January - 1946, 12 December) 
Freya Stark (1893, 31 January - 1993, 9 May) 
 
  
Deaths 
  
Jan Groover (1943, 24 April - 2012, 1 January) 
Stephen Paget Walter Vyvyan Luke (1845 - 1929, 1 January) 
Edward Weston (1886, 24 March - 1958, 1 January) 
Joseph T. Keiley (1869, 16 July - 1914, 21 January) 
Adolf Fassbender (1884, 3 May - 1980, 2 January) 
Lillian Gilbreth (1878, 24 May - 1972, 2 January) 
Clarence John Laughlin (1905, 14 August - 1985, 2 January) 
Gustav Adolph Selle (1854, 27 February - 1902, 2 January) 
Burton D. Holley (1900, 7 October - 1978, 3 January) 
Eve Arnold (1912, 21 April - 2012, 4 January) 
John William Draper (1811, 5 May - 1882, 4 January) 
Harold E. Edgerton (1903, 6 April - 1990, 4 January) 
Albert J. Leigh (1895, 8 December - 1982, 4 January) 
Sir Edward Bosc Sladen (1827, 20 November - 1890, 4 January) 
Jaroslav Rössler (1902, 25 May - 1990, 5 January) 
Captain Allan Newton Scott (1824, 20 April - 1870, 5 January) 
Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud (1866, 3 May - 1951, 5 January) 
Baron Adolph de Meyer (1868 - 1946, 6 January) 
Tina Modotti (1896, 16 August - 1942, 6 January) 
Francesco Scavullo (1921, 16 January - 2004, 6 January) 
George Goethe (1896, 16 August - 1977, 7 January) 
Heinrich Harrer (1912, 6 July - 2006, 7 January) 
James McAdam Hyslop (1822, 10 November - 1897, 7 January) 
Carl Strüwe (1898, 2 December - 1988, 7 January) 
Lewis M. McCormick (1863 - 1922, 8 January) 
Walter S. Meyers (1884, 10 June - 1960, 8 January) 
Pierre Dubreuil (1872, 5 March - 1944, 9 January) 
Major General James Graham Robert Douglas MacNeill (1842, 11 February - 1904, 10 January) 
Alfred Raquez (1865 - 1907, 10 January) 
Leon Van Loo (1841, 12 August - 1907, 10 January) 
Bradford Washburn (1910, 7 June - 2007, 10 January) 
Marius De Zayas (1880, 13 March - 1861, 10 January) 
Dornac (1858, 6 January - 1941, 10 January) 
Christer Strömholm (1918, 22 July - 2002, 11 January) 
Clark Blickensderfer (1882, 17 September - 1962, 12 January) 
Marc Ferrez (1843, 7 December - 1923, 12 January) 
Frederic John Mouat (1816, 16 May - 1897, 12 January) 
Dennis Stock (1928 - 2010, 11 January) 
Frantisek Drtikol (1883, 3 March - 1961, 13 January) 
Lord Snowdon (1930, 7 March - 2017, 13 January) 
Aenne Biermann (1898 - 1933, 14 January) 
Emil Brugsch (1842, 24 February - 1930, 14 January) 
Lewis Carroll (1832, 27 January - 1898, 14 January) 
J.H. Field (1869, 19 February - 1936, 14 January) 
Milton Miller (1830, 5 April - 1899, 14 January) 
Timothy H. O'Sullivan (1840 - 1882, 14 January) 
Thérèse Bonney (1894, 15 July - 1978, 15 January) 
Mathew B. Brady (1823 - 1896, 15 January) 
Shotaro Akiyama (1920, 8 June - 2003, 16 January) 
Horace Day (1833, 20 January - 1893, 16 January) 
Miodrag Djordjevic (1919, 7 December - 1994, 16 January) 
Frank Hurley (1885, 15 October - 1962, 16 January) 
Monroe P. Killy (1910, 28 October - 2010, 16 January) 
Yoshito Matsushige (1913, 2 January - 2005, 16 January) 
Charles Nègre (1820, 9 May - 1880, 16 January) 
Ruth Orkin (1921, 3 September - 1985, 16 January) 
William Eddowes (1827, 10 September - 1880, 17 January) 
Sir Francis Galton (1822, 16 February - 1911, 17 January) 
William James Mullins (1860, 21 August - 1917, 17 January) 
Eugene Piot (1812, 11 November - 1890, 17 January) 
Robert Adamson (1821, 26 April - 1848, 18 January) 
Cecil Beaton (1904, 14 January - 1980, 18 January) 
Oscar Gustave Rejlander (1813 - 1875, 18 January) 
Milton Rogovin (1909, 30 December - 2011, 18 January) 
Marcus Selmer (1818, 6 October - 1900, 18 January) 
Arthur Batut (1846, 9 February - 1918, 19 January) 
Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822, 1 June - 1865, 19 January) 
Charles B. Phelps Jr. (1891, 24 May - 1949, 19 January) 
Henri-Victor Regnault (1810, 21 July - 1878, 19 January) 
Kees Scherer (1920, 16 April - 1993, 19 January) 
Francesca Woodman (1958, 3 April - 1981, 19 January) 
Henry Dixon (1820, 14 April - 1893, 20 January) 
Frances Matilda Muriel (1860, 28 September - 1953, 20 January) 
John Ruskin (1819, 8 February - 1900, 20 January) 
Charles Thurston Thompson (1816 - 1868, 20 January) 
Sol Libsohn (1914, 5 February - 2001, 21 January) 
Georges Mèliès (1861, 8 December - 1938, 21 January) 
Simon Marsden (1948, 1 December - 2012, 22 January) 
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Sellon (1832 - 1877, 22 January) 
Emma J. Farnsworth (1860, 16 October - 1952, 23 January) 
Helmut Newton (1920, 31 October - 2004, 23 January) 
Walter Rosenblum (1919, 1 October - 2006, 23 January) 
Frederick Sommer (1905, 7 September - 1999, 23 January) 
Major Henry Hugh Peter Deasy (1866, 29 July - 1947, 24 January) 
Max Thorek (1880, 10 March - 1960, 25 January) 
Julia Margaret Cameron (1815, 11 June - 1879, 26 January) 
Tana Hoban (1917 - 2006, 27 January) 
Earl L. Mohr (1919, 12 April - 1974, 27 January) 
Marcel Broodthaers (1924, 28 January - 1976, 28 January) 
Will McBride (1931, 10 January - 2015, 29 January) 
A.J. Munby (1828, 19 August - 1910, 29 January) 
O. Winston Link (1914, 16 December - 2001, 30 January) 
Felix H. Man (1893, 30 November - 1985, 30 January) 
Fritz Henle (1909, 9 June - 1993, 31 January) 
Bernhard A. Skomars (1913, 27 December - 1988, 31 January) 
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