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Calendars - March

Events 
  
March 1839ThumbnailThe American inventor Samuel Morse (1791-1872) meets with Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre in Paris and learns the Daguerreotype process. After returning to the USA he promotes the process and trains people including Mathew Brady (1823-1896) who becomes one of the most important American portrait photographers and records the American Civil War (1861-1865).
March 1840 Alexander Simon Wolcott and John Johnson open the world's first Daguerreian Parlor in New York.
March 1851ThumbnailFrederick Scott Archer publishes his invention of the wet collodion process in a copy of The Chemist. Although a more complex process than Daguerreotype it has finer detail and a faster exposure time. It was the basis for the ambrotype and the tintype that became popular later in the decade.
March 1945ThumbnailIn early March Anne Frank dies in the Holocaust at Bergen-Belsen. Her diary and portrait becomes symbolic of the immense human cost of the war. The 2002 photomosaic by Robert Silvers Robert Silvers is made up up thousands of other photograph to represent those lost.
March 1949ThumbnailParis Match is founded as a quality weekly using extensive photo-reportage. 
March 1951 In South Africa the magazine 'The African Drum is created by an Africaner (Robert Crisp) after a slow start it becomes The Drum and is culturally important throughout Africa for many years. 
1 March 1896 Ethiopian army defeats Italian forces at the Battle of Adwa. 
4 March 1880ThumbnailThe first half-tone photograph is published in a newspaper, the New York Daily Graphic, it depicts a dilapidated shantytown. 
11 March 1864ThumbnailJames Mudd photographs the aftermath of the devastating Sheffield Flood in Northern England.
14 March 1839ThumbnailSir John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871) presents his paper Note on the art of Photography, or The Application of the Chemical Rays of Light to the Purpose of Pictorial Representation to the Royal Society and this is the first time the word photography is used.
18 March 1871ThumbnailParis Commune 
21 March 1960ThumbnailAt least 180 black Africans are injured and 69 killed when South African police open fire on demonstrators protesting the pass laws in Sharpeville. 
23 March 1842ThumbnailRichard Beard opens his public portrait studio for Daguerreotypes on the roof of the Royal Polytechnic Institution in London.
26 March 1926 A surrealist exhibition organized by Man Ray opens at the Galerie Surréaliste, 16 rue Jacques Callot, Paris.
 
  
Births 
  
Emmanuel Forchhammer (1851, 12 March - 1890, 26 April) 
Helmut Gernsheim (1913, 1 March - 1995, 20 July) 
Franz Hanfstaengl (1804, 1 March - 1877) 
Ernst Haas (1921, 2 March - 1986) 
Frantisek Drtikol (1883, 3 March - 1961, 13 January) 
Paul-Gustave Froment (1815, 3 March - 1865) 
George Moncrieff Govan (1829, 3 March - 1898, 1 April) 
Albert Kahn (1860, 3 March - 1940, 14 November) 
Floris M. Neusüss (1937, 3 March - ) 
Arnold Newman (1918, 3 March - 2006, 6 June) 
Klavdij Sluban (1963, 3 March - ) 
John Batho (1939, 4 March - ) 
Josef Albert (1825, 5 March - 1886, 5 May) 
Pierre Dubreuil (1872, 5 March - 1944, 9 January) 
Alfred Ehrhardt (1901, 5 March - 1984, 28 May) 
Gustav Fritsch (1838, 5 March - 1927, 12 June) 
Étienne Jules Marey (1830, 5 March - 1904, 15 May) 
Mark L. Power (1937, 5 March - ) 
Christine Welch (1947, 5 March - ) 
Lieutenant-General Albert Henry Bamfield (1830, 6 March - 1908, 14 Apr) 
Herman Leonard (1923, 6 March - 2010, 14 August) 
Joel Meyerowitz (1938, 6 March - ) 
Marshall Sigford (1910, 6 March - 2002, 15 August) 
Captain Charles Philip Yorke Triscott (1824, 6 March - 1880, 13 March) 
Henry Draper (1837, 7 March - 1882, 20 November) 
John Herschel (1792, 7 March - 1871, 11 May) 
Karel Kuklík (1937, 7 March - ) 
Léo Malet (1908, 7 March - 1996, 3 March) 
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765, 7 March - 1833, 5 July) 
Walter Schels (1936, 7 March - ) 
Lord Snowdon (1930, 7 March - 2017, 13 January) 
Edmund Teske (1911, 7 March - 1996, 22 November) 
J. Craig Annan (1864, 8 March - 1946, 5 June) 
Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek (1827, 8 March - 1875, 17 August) 
Félix Bonfils (1831, 8 March - 1885) 
Carl Curman (1833, 8 March - 1913, 19 October) 
Béatrice Helg (1956, 8 March - ) 
William Notman (1826, 8 March - 1891, 25 November) 
Dagmar Hochová (1926, 10 March - ) 
Max Thorek (1880, 10 March - 1960, 25 January) 
Ed Van der Elsken (1925, 10 March - 1990, 28 December) 
Charles Breed (1876, 11 March - 1950) 
Anton Bruehl (1900, 11 March - 1982) 
Hollis Frampton (1936, 11 March - 1984, 30 March) 
Jonas Kalvelis (1925, 11 March - 1987, 27 June) 
Lore Krüger (1914, 11 March - 2009, 3 March) 
Merry Alpern (1955, 15 March - ) 
Peter Britt (1819, 12 March - 1905) 
Albert Sands Southworth (1811, 12 March - 1894, 3 March) 
David Avison (1937, 13 March - 2004, 7 March) 
Hans Bellmer (1902, 13 March - 1975, 23 February) 
Jane Brown (1925, 13 March - 2014, 21 December) 
Bill Cunningham (1929, 13 March - 2016, 25 June) 
Bunny Yeager (1929, 13 March - 2014, 25 May) 
Marius De Zayas (1880, 13 March - 1861, 10 January) 
Diane Arbus (1923, 14 March - 1971, 26 July) 
James M. Hoddle (1902, 14 March - 1992, 21 March) 
Chris Hondros (1970, 14 March - 2011, 20 April) 
Jerzy Lewczynski (1924, 14 March - ) 
E.J. Bellocq (1873, 15 March - 1949) 
Leszek Brogowski (1955, 15 March - ) 
André Gelpke (1947, 15 March - ) 
John Gossage (1946, 15 March - ) 
Anne Arden McDonald (1966, 15 March - ) 
Anna Atkins (1799, 16 March - 1871) 
William Jerome Harrison (1845, 16 March - 1908) 
Danny Lyon (1942, 16 March - ) 
Sandy Nicholson (1973, 16 March - ) 
Alice Austen (1866, 17 March - 1952, 9 June) 
René Patrice Proudhon Dagron (1818, 17 March - 1900, 13 June) 
T.W. Kilmer (1872, 17 March - 1946, 31 July) 
Fritz Luckhardt (1843, 17 March - 1894, 29 November) 
Hans Namuth (1915, 17 March - 1990, 13 October) 
Josef Sudek (1896, 17 March - 1976, 15 September) 
Max Alpert (1899, 18 March - 1980, 1 December) 
Robert Burley (1957, 18 March - ) 
Eikoh Hosoe (1933, 18 March - ) 
Guillaume Berggren (1835, 20 March - 1920) 
D'Ora (1881, 20 March - 1963, 28 October) 
Bill Eppridge (1938, 20 March - 2013, 3 October) 
François Hers (1943, 20 March - ) 
Mary Ellen Mark (1940, 20 March - 2015, 25 May) 
Mark Citret (1949, 21 March - ) 
Flor Garduño (1957, 21 March - ) 
Robert Lebeck (1929, 21 March - ) 
Erich Mendelsohn (1887, 21 March - 1953, 15 September) 
Paulo Nozolino (1955, 21 March - ) 
Maurice Vidal Portman (1860, 21 March - 1935, 14 February) 
Enrique Bostelmann (1939, 22 March - ) 
Ilse Bing (1899, 23 March - 1998) 
Edmond Becquerel (1820, 24 March - 1891, 11 May) 
Solomon D. Butcher (1856, 24 March - 1927, 18 March) 
John Lawrence William FFrench-Mullen (1868, 24 March - 1951, 26 October) 
Frank Scherschel (1907, 24 March - 1981, 23 May) 
Edward Weston (1886, 24 March - 1958, 1 January) 
Edmund William Smith (1858, 25 March - 1901, 21 November) 
Marie Šechtlová (1928, 25 March - 2008, 5 July) 
Hugo Bernatzik (1897, 26 March - 1953, 9 March) 
Harold Chapman (1927, 26 March - ) 
Willie Doherty (1959, 26 March - ) 
Malcolm Arbuthnot (1877, 27 March - 1967) 
Robert Flynt (1956, 27 March - ) 
Edward Grazda (1947, 27 March - ) 
Edward Steichen (1879, 27 March - 1973, 25 March) 
Ueda Shõji (1913, 27 March - 2000) 
André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819, 28 March - 1889, 4 October) 
Roger Fenton (1819, 28 March - 1869, 8 August) 
Benno Friedman (1945, 28 March - ) 
Hamaya Hiroshi (1915, 28 March - 1999) 
Henry Dixon (1824, 29 March - 1883, 16 March) 
John Hilliard (1945, 29 March - ) 
Harald Mante (1936, 29 March - ) 
Jose Martinez Verea (1962, 29 March - ) 
Nick Ut (1951, 29 March - ) 
Bruce Weber (1946, 29 March - ) 
Harold Cazneaux (1878, 30 March - 1953, 19 June) 
Albert Thomas Watson Penn (1849, 30 March - 1924, 19 October) 
Jim Alinder (1941, 31 March - ) 
Jim Bengston (1942, 31 March - ) 
Dan Graham (1942, 31 March - ) 
Arthur T. Henrici (1889, 31 March - 1943, 23 April) 
Sir Benjamin Simpson (1831, 31 March - 1923, 27 June) 
Michael Awad (1966, 31 March - ) 
 
  
Deaths 
  
Henry Holmes Smith (1909, 23 October - 1986, March) 
Edwin H. Land (1909, 7 May - 1991, 1 March) 
Max Waldman (1919 - 1981, 1 March) 
Louis Faurer (1916, 28 August - 2001, 2 March) 
Ugo Mulas (1928, 28 August - 1973, 2 March) 
Alfred-Nicolas Normand (1822, 1 June - 1909, 2 March) 
Thomas O. Sheckell (1883 - 1943, 2 March) 
Baron von Friedrichsthal (1809, 12 January - 1842, 3 March) 
Colonel Boyce Edward Gowan (1839, 21 October - 1892, 3 March) 
Alfred Hart (1816 - 1908, 3 March) 
Lore Krüger (1914, 11 March - 2009, 3 March) 
Léo Malet (1908, 7 March - 1996, 3 March) 
Albert Sands Southworth (1811, 12 March - 1894, 3 March) 
Otto Steinert (1915, 12 July - 1978, 3 March) 
F. Maxwell Lyte (1828, 10 January - 1906, 4 March) 
Robert C. Nyquist (1924, 16 July - 2000, 4 March) 
Alphonse-Louis Poitevin (1819 - 1882, 4 March) 
John Henry Ravenshaw (1833, 21 January - 1874, 4 March) 
Edward R. Dickson (1880 - 1922, 5 March) 
Jean Dréville (1906, 20 September - 1997, 5 March) 
Morris Engel (1918 - 2005, 5 March) 
Kiyoshi Sonobe (1921, 14 February - 1996, 5 March) 
Rudolf Baranik (1920, 10 September - 1998, 6 March) 
Gilles-Louis Chrétien (1754, 5 February - 1811, 6 March) 
Robert Ellison (1944, 6 July - 1968, 6 March) 
Keld Helmer-Petersen (1920, 23 August - 2013, 6 March) 
J.E. Mayall (1813, 17 September - 1901, 6 March) 
David Avison (1937, 13 March - 2004, 7 March) 
Alfred Donné (1801 - 1878, 7 March) 
William Hope (1863 - 1933, 7 March) 
Stanley Kubrick (1928, 26 July - 1999, 7 March) 
Gordon Parks (1912 - 2006, 7 March) 
Waldemar Franz Herman Titzenthaler (1869, 19 August - 1937, 7 March) 
Hugo Bernatzik (1897, 26 March - 1953, 9 March) 
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946, 4 November - 1989, 9 March) 
A.H. Stoiber (1853, 24 September - 1916, 9 March) 
George Washington Wilson (1823, 7 February - 1893, 9 March) 
F. Jay Haynes (1853, 28 October - 1921, 10 March) 
Lane Ladd (1913, 16 October - 1988, 10 March) 
Franz Antoine (1815, 23 February - 1886, 11 March) 
Earl H. Evers (1912, 25 June - 1999, 11 March) 
Humphrey Spender (1910, 19 April - 2005, 11 March) 
Mikhail Tarkhanov (1888, 4 November - 1962, 12 March) 
Mary Devens (1857 - 1920, 13 March) 
Tony Ray-Jones (1941, 7 June - 1972, 13 March) 
Captain Charles Philip Yorke Triscott (1824, 6 March - 1880, 13 March) 
Cecil Bendall (1856, 1 July - 1906, 14 March) 
George Eastman (1854, 12 July - 1932, 14 March) 
Ben Shahn (1898, 12 September - 1969, 14 March) 
Charlotte Brooks (1918, 16 September - 2014, 15 March) 
Pirkle Jones (1914, 2 January - 2009, 15 March) 
William W. Renwick (1865 - 1933, 15 March) 
Constantin Brancusi (1876, 21 February - 1957, 16 March) 
Esther Bubley (1921, 16 February - 1998, 16 March) 
Henry Dixon (1824, 29 March - 1883, 16 March) 
Francis Benjamin Johnston (1864, 15 January - 1952, 16 March) 
Léopold-Emile Reutlinger (1863 - 1937, 16 March) 
Milan Jovanovic (1863 - 1944, 17 March) 
Ferenc Berko (1916, 28 January - 2000, 18 March) 
Solomon D. Butcher (1856, 24 March - 1927, 18 March) 
Aimé Laussedat (1819, 19 April - 1907, 18 March) 
William Skeen (1822, 9 January - 1872, 18 March) 
Stella Snead (1910, 2 April - 2006, 18 March) 
Van Leo (1921, 20 November - 2002, 18 March) 
Don Worth (1924 - 2009, 18 March) 
Philip Jones Griffiths (1936, 18 February - 2008, 19 March) 
Garry Winogrand (1928, 14 January - 1984, 19 March) 
Carl Theodore Dreyer (1889, 3 February - 1968, 20 March) 
Arthur Allen Lewis (1873, 7 April - 1957, 20 March) 
George Lowe (1924, 15 January - 2013, 20 March) 
Henry Newton (1822, 17 June - 1900, 20 March) 
James M. Hoddle (1902, 14 March - 1992, 21 March) 
Nadar (1820, 6 April - 1910, 21 March) 
Jindrich Styrsky (1899, 11 August - 1942, 21 March) 
Jaromír Funke (1896, 1 August - 1945, 22 March) 
Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner (1840 - 1899, 22 March) 
František Fridrich (1829, 21 May - 1892, 23 March) 
Jim Marshall (1936, 3 February - 2010, 23 March) 
Jean-Charles Langlois (1789, 22 August - 1870, 24 March) 
Raoul Ubac (1910, 31 August - 1985, 24 March) 
Bob Carlos Clarke (1950, 24 June - 2006, 25 March) 
Frank Bird Masters (1873, 25 September - 1955, 25 March) 
Edward Steichen (1879, 27 March - 1973, 25 March) 
Fred W. Edwards (1911, 11 June - 1978, 26 March) 
Frederick Kilgour (1841, 9 April - 1919, 26 March) 
Fortune-Joseph Petiot-Groffier (1788, 16 September - 1855, 26 March) 
Hercules Florence (1804, 29 February - 1879, 27 March) 
Benjamin de la Calle (1869 - 1934, 28 March) 
Lucien Aigner (1901, 14 September - 1999, 29 March) 
Paul-Émile Botta (1805, 6 December - 1870, 29 March) 
Guy Bourdin (1928, 2 December - 1991, 29 March) 
Sarah J. Eddy (1851 - 1945, 29 March) 
Helen Levitt (1913, 31 August - 2009, 29 March) 
Hollis Frampton (1936, 11 March - 1984, 30 March) 
Lisette Model (1901, 10 November - 1983, 30 March) 
Ylla (1911, 16 August - 1955, 30 March) 
Gisèle Freund (1912, 19 December - 2000, 31 March) 
Paul Strand (1890, 16 October - 1976, 31 March) 
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