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Calendars - May

Events 
  
May 1851ThumbnailThe photographs of Eugène Piot are used for the first French book illustrated with photographs - Italie Monumentale.
May 1859 Emperor Napoleon III of France departing for the Austro-Sardinian War in Italy with his army stops at the studio of André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri to have his portrait taken. Although Disderi had the patent for carte-de-visite from 1854 this incident creates the publicity for a craze for photographic visiting cards that sweeps across the world. Whilst this makes for a good story that is often repeated subsequent research indicates that it is probably false.
May 1860ThumbnailJohn Jabez Edwin Mayall takes portraits of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children which encourages the collecting of photographic cards of celebrities.
May 1872ThumbnailAlexander Gardner photographs a delegation of Sioux Native Americans to Washington DC headed by Red Cloud.
May 1937 First issue of Popular Photography published 
May 2000 The National Museum of Photography opens in Copenhagen as a part of the Royal Library. 
1 May 1983 The Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) opens officially in San Diego's historic Balboa Park cultural complex with a 7,500 square-foot space 
2 May 1945ThumbnailYevgeny Khaldei photographs the placing of a Soviet flag on the Reichstag in Berlin showing that the European phase of the Second World War is nearly over.
5 May 1842ThumbnailThe devastation of the Hamburg Fire is captured on daguerreotype plates by Hermann Biow and it is probably the first news event ever photographed.
6 May 1937ThumbnailThe airship Hindenburg explodes at Lake Hurst, New Jersey with the loss of 36 lives. Black and white shots are by taken most of the press photographers present including a sequence of three in rapid succession by Murray Becker (Associated Press). 35mm color Kodachrome photographs are taken by Gerry Sheedy (New York Sunday Mirror). 
7 May 1945 LIFE in the USA runs the Holocaust photographs taken at Buchenwald in April 1945 by Lee Miller with the statement "Dead men will have indeed died in vain if live men refuse to look at them."
8 May 2003ThumbnailThe camera aboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft orbiting Mars takes the first photograph of Earth, the moon and Jupiter as seen from another planet. 
9 May 1934ThumbnailNuremberg Nazi Party rally headed by Adolf Hitler. Leni Riefenstahl films the rally and makes it into the propaganda film Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willens) which comes out in 1935.
10 May 1869ThumbnailThe golden spike is driven at Promontory Point, Utah Territory, linking the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroads. This completes the construction of the first Transcontinental railway in North America and the ceremony is photographed by Andrew J. Russell , Alfred Hart and Charles Roscoe Savage.
12 May 1896ThumbnailThe Photo-Club of Paris ('le Photo Club de Paris') holds its third exhibition Troisième Exposition d'Art Photographique
14 May 1861 The earliest two patent applications for a photo album in the US were by F.R. Grumel, Geneva, Switzerland on May 14 1861 followed by H.T. Anthony (of E. & H.T. Anthony) and Frank Phoebus with another application for an album on May 28th 1861. 
20 May 1924 AT&T sends photographs over a wire. 
20 May 2003 A daguerreotype taken in 1842 of the Athenian Temple on the Acropolis in Greece by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey sells for $922,488 at Christie's in London setting a world record for a photograph.
27 May 1892 George Davison and Alfred Maskell found the Linked Ring Brotherhood in Great Britain. The fifteen original members are Bernard Alfieri, Tom Bright, Arthur Burchett (1875-1913), Henry Hay Cameron (1856-1911, son of Julia Margaret Cameron), Lyonel Clark, Francis Cobb, George Davison, Henry E. Davis, Alfred Horsley Hinton (1863-1906), Alfred Maskell, Henry Peach Robinson (1830-1901) and his son Ralph Winwood Robinson (1862-1942), Francis Seyton Scott, Henry Van der Weyde and William Willis (1841-1923).
30 May 1904 The early color Autochrome process is demonstrated to the Academy of Science
31 May 1889ThumbnailThe Johnstown Flood kills over 2,209 people in southwestern Pennsylvania when the South Fork Dam bursts. George Barker was one of those who photographed the aftermath.
31 May 1906ThumbnailAttempted assassination of Alfonso XIII (1886-1941) and Princess Victoria-Eugenie of Battenburg in Madrid with a bomb on their wedding day. 
 
  
Births 
  
Sally Mann (1951, 1 May - ) 
Henryk Ross (1910, 1 May - 1991) 
Theodore Roszak (1907, 1 May - 1981, 7 September) 
Bill Brandt (1904, 2 May - 1983, 20 December) 
Désiré Charnay (1828, 2 May - 1915, 24 October) 
Philippe Halsman (1906, 2 May - 1979, 25 June) 
Edward Monson (1821, 2 May - 1907) 
Count Giuseppe Primoli (1851, 2 May - 1927, 13 June) 
Alexey Alexeev (1979, 3 May - ) 
Gregory Conniff (1944, 3 May - ) 
Jill Corson (1964, 3 May - ) 
Adolf Fassbender (1884, 3 May - 1980, 2 January) 
Simon Matthew Edwin Kempson (1831, 3 May - 1894, 20 June) 
Jacob A. Riis (1849, 3 May - 1914, 26 May) 
Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud (1866, 3 May - 1951, 5 January) 
Alfred Woodrow Stanley Wingate (1861, 3 May - 1938, 23 August) 
Rev. Christian Georg Richter (1829, 4 May - 1913, 9 October) 
José M. Rodrigues (1951, 4 May - ) 
Vladimír Birgus (1954, 5 May - ) 
John William Draper (1811, 5 May - 1882, 4 January) 
Eva Fuka (1927, 5 May - ) 
Arnaud Maggs (1926, 5 May - 2012, 17 November) 
Ed Douglas (1943, 6 May - ) 
Carlo Mollino (1905, 6 May - 1973, 27 August) 
Tomasz Tomaszewski (1953, 6 May - ) 
Edwin H. Land (1909, 7 May - 1991, 1 March) 
Joe O'Donnell (1922, 7 May - 2007, 9/10 August) 
Robert Adams (1937, 8 May - ) 
Georg Muche (1895, 8 May - 1987) 
Jan Dibbets (1941, 9 May - ) 
Tibor Honty (1907, 9 May - 1968, 1 December) 
Maija McDougal (1926, 9 May - ) 
Charles Nègre (1820, 9 May - 1880, 16 January) 
Ben Schonzeit (1942, 9 May - ) 
Grete Stern (1904, 9 May - 1999, 24 December) 
Vasco Ascolini (1937, 10 May - ) 
Alexander Bassano (1829, 10 May - 1913, 21 October) 
Dan Nelkin (1946, 10 May - ) 
Richard Peter (1895, 10 May - 1977, 3 October) 
Marissa Roth (1957, 10 May - ) 
Heinrich Tönnies (1825, 10 May - 1903, 11 December) 
Eugène-Louis Danguy (1831, 11 May - 1889) 
Hervé Gloaguen (1937, 11 May - ) 
Paul Nash (1889, 11 May - 1946, 11 July) 
Frank Brangwyn (1867, 12 May - 1956, 11 June) 
Adam Bujak (1942, 12 May - ) 
Leslie Gill (1908, 12 May - 1958) 
Wellington Lee (1918, 12 May - 2001, 31 May) 
Benjamin Brecknell Turner (1815, 12 May - 1894, 29 April) 
Huntington Witherill (1949, 12 May - ) 
Mark Chester (1945, 13 May - ) 
Peter Henry Emerson (1856, 13 May - 1936, 12 May) 
Léon Gimpel (1878, 13 May - 1948, 7 October) 
Gottfried Jäger (1937, 13 May - ) 
Jan Saudek (1935, 13 May - ) 
Raymond A. Scallen (1892, 13 May - 1976, 13 September) 
Toni Schneiders (1920, 13 May - 2006, 4 August) 
Albert Kish (1937, 14 May - 2015, 23 October) 
Stefano Nicolini (1960, 14 May - ) 
Richard Avedon (1923, 15 May - 2004, 1 October) 
Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers (1821, 15 May - 1901, 21 July) 
Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925, 15 May - 1972, 7 May) 
Marie Théophile Louis Rousselet (1845, 15 May - 1929, 21 November) 
Ottomar Anschütz (1846, 16 May - 1907, 30 May) 
Weston Barwise (1826, 16 May - 1863, 9 April) 
Eric Bouvet (1961, 16 May - ) 
Graciela Iturbide (1942, 16 May - ) 
Aleksandras Macijauskas (1938, 16 May - ) 
Frederic John Mouat (1816, 16 May - 1897, 12 January) 
Ezra Stoller (1915, 16 May - 2004, 29 October) 
Alfred M. Duggan-Cronin (1874, 17 May - 1954, 25 August) 
Hans Hammarskiöld (1925, 17 May - ) 
Dennis Hopper (1936, 17 May - 2010, 29 May) 
Tošo Dabac (1907, 18 May - 1970, 9 May) 
Tim Gidal (1909, 18 May - 1996) 
Gertrude Käsebier (1852, 18 May - 1934, 13 October) 
Martin Munkácsi (1896, 18 May - 1963, 13 July) 
W.G. Sebald (1944, 18 May - 2001, 14 December) 
Camille Silvy (1834, 18 May - 1910, 2 February) 
Antal Vállas (1809, 18 May - 1869, 20 July) 
Dick Arentz (1935, 19 May - ) 
Carl-Heinz Chargesheimer (1924, 19 May - 1971, 31 December) 
Guillain Charles (1808, 19 May - 1875, 17 February) 
Bert Hardy (1913, 19 May - 1995) 
Kati Horna (1912, 19 May - 2000, 19 October) 
Roman Signer (1938, 19 May - ) 
Edna Bullock (1915, 20 May - ) 
Larry Burrows (1926, 20 May - 1971, 10 February) 
Bryn Campbell (1933, 20 May - ) 
Johann Carl Enslen (1759, 20 May - 1849) 
Carl Mydans (1907, 20 May - 2004, 16 August) 
Axel Bahnsen (1907, 21 May - 1978, 24 April) 
Barnabás Bosshart (1947, 21 May - ) 
Giacomo Brunelli (1977, 21 May - ) 
Agustí Centelles (1909, 21 May - 1985) 
František Fridrich (1829, 21 May - 1892, 23 March) 
Gladys (1950, 21 May - ) 
H. Mortimer-Lamb (1872, 21 May - 1970, 15 October) 
Francis C.K. Wu (1911, 21 May - 1989) 
Platt D. Babbitt (1822, 22 May - 1879, 21 August) 
John Collier (1913, 22 May - 1992, 25 February) 
Heidi Kirkpatrick (1959, 22 May - ) 
Vernon J. Roufs (1908, 22 May - 2004, 7 December) 
Thomas George Glover (1826, 23 May - 1881, 12 September) 
Martin Parr (1952, 23 May - ) 
David Armstrong (1954, 24 May - 2014, 26 October) 
Lillian Gilbreth (1878, 24 May - 1972, 2 January) 
A.P. Low (1861, 24 May - 1942, 9 October) 
Charles B. Phelps Jr. (1891, 24 May - 1949, 19 January) 
Araki Nobuyoshi (1940, 25 May - ) 
Consuelo Kanaga (1894, 25 May - 1978, 28 February) 
Arnold Odermatt (1925, 25 May - ) 
Jaroslav Rössler (1902, 25 May - 1990, 5 January) 
Edward Yanowitz (1946, 25 May - ) 
Dorothea Lange (1895, 26 May - 1965, 11 October) 
Wilbur H. Porterfield (1873, 26 May - 1958, 16 November) 
Joseph James Forrester (1809, 27 May - 1861, 12 May) 
Thomas Limborg (1894, 27 May - 1992, 30 April) 
François Willème (1830, 27 May - 1905, 29 July) 
Wols (1913, 27 May - 1951, 1 September) 
John Gutmann (1905, 28 May - 1998, 12 June) 
Colonel Henry William John Senior (1840, 28 May - 1898) 
Serge Tousignant (1942, 28 May - ) 
Luigi Veronesi (1908, 28 May - 1998, 25 February) 
Paul Almasy (1906, 29 May - 2003, 23 September) 
René-Jacques (1908, 29 May - 2003) 
Joyce Tenneson (1945, 29 May - ) 
Doris Ulmann (1882, 29 May - 1934, 28 August) 
Laurence Austin(E) Waddell (1854, 29 May - 1938, 19 September) 
Elly Beinhorn (1907, 30 May - 2007, 28 November) 
Vitaly Butyrin (1947, 30 May - ) 
John Kobal (1940, 30 May - 1991, 28 October) 
Robert Lyell (1835, 30 May - 1857, 3 July) 
 
  
Deaths 
  
Jo Spence (1934, 15 June - 1992, May) 
J. Wells Champney (1843, 16 July - 1903, 1 May) 
Nasir al-Din Shah (1831, 16 July - 1896, 1 May) 
William McFarlane Notman (1858, 1 November - 1913, 1 May) 
Frederick Scott Archer (1813 - 1857, 2 May) 
Fred G. Korth (1902, 24 October - 1982, 2 May) 
Mariana Yampolsky (1925, 6 September - 2002, 3 May) 
James Presley Ball (1825 - 1904, 4 May) 
Julien Vallou de Villeneuve (1795, 12 December - 1866, 4 May) 
Josef Albert (1825, 5 March - 1886, 5 May) 
Dr Frederick William Alexander DeFabeck (1830, 1 February - 1912, 5 May) 
William Friese-Greene (1855, 7 September - 1921, 5 May) 
Theodore W. Bennett (1906 - 1983, 7 May) 
Lotte Jacobi (1896, 17 August - 1990, 6 May) 
Mieczyslaw Berman (1903, 7 July - 1975, 6 May) 
Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925, 15 May - 1972, 7 May) 
Charles Sheeler (1883, 16 July - 1965, 7 May) 
Francis Bruguière (1879, 16 October - 1945, 8 May) 
Iain MacMillan (1938, 20 October - 2006, 8 May) 
Herbert Matter (1907 - 1984, 8 May) 
Eadweard Muybridge (1830, 9 April - 1904, 8 May) 
Juan C. Abel (1869 - 1960, 9 May) 
George Edward Anderson (1860, 20 October - 1928, 9 May) 
Tošo Dabac (1907, 18 May - 1970, 9 May) 
George C. Poundstone (1870, 14 February - 1938, 9 May) 
Freya Stark (1893, 31 January - 1993, 9 May) 
Horst Faas (1933, 28 April - 2012, 10 May) 
Bill Jay (1940, 12 August - 2009, 10 May) 
Eli Lotar (1905, 30 January - 1969, 10 May) 
Vaclav Zykmund (1914, 18 June - 1984, 10 May) 
Edmond Becquerel (1820, 24 March - 1891, 11 May) 
John Herschel (1792, 7 March - 1871, 11 May) 
General Sir Edward Francis Chapman (1840, 14 November - 1926, 12 May) 
Lynne Cohen (1944, 3 July - 2014, 12 May) 
Sheldon Dick (1906 - 1950, 12 May) 
Peter Henry Emerson (1856, 13 May - 1936, 12 May) 
Joseph James Forrester (1809, 27 May - 1861, 12 May) 
Nicola Perscheid (1864, 3 December - 1930, 12 May) 
Robert Rauschenberg (1925, 22 October - 2008, 12 May) 
F.E. Williams (1893, 9 February - 1943, 12 May) 
Gordon A. Curtis (1905 - 1997, 13 May) 
Edwin C. Hirschoff (1905, 7 December - 2002, 13 May) 
Darius Kinsey (1869, 23 July - 1945, 13 May) 
Pauline Jermyn Trevelyan (1816 - 1866, 13 May) 
Hippolyte Bayard (1801, 20 January - 1887, 14 May) 
Tore Johnson (1928, 8 January - 1980, 14 May) 
Eugene V. Harris (1913, 8 February - 1978, 15 May) 
Nigel Henderson (1917, 1 April - 1985, 15 May) 
Étienne Jules Marey (1830, 5 March - 1904, 15 May) 
Flip Schulke (1930, 24 June - 2008, 15 May) 
Werner Bischof (1916, 26 April - 1954, 16 May) 
Izis (1911, 17 January - 1980, 16 May) 
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry James Barr (1815, 8 April - 1881, 17 May) 
Ernest G. Boon (1864, 14 August - 1959, 17 May) 
Charles Brooke (1804, 30 June - 1879, 17 May) 
Jerry Burchard (1931, 1 December - 2011, 17 May) 
Lucia Moholy (1894, 18 January - 1989, 17 May) 
Stanley Greene (1949, 14 February - 2017, 19 May) 
Robert Heinecken (1931, 29 October - 2006, 19 May) 
Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1823, 3 September - 1911, 20 May) 
Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815, 27 April - 1897, 21 May) 
Samuel A. Bemis (1793, 27 June - 1881, 22 May) 
Erdély Miklós (1928, 4 July - 1986, 22 May) 
Wayne Miller (1918 - 2013, 22 May) 
Cornell Capa (1918, 10 April - 2008, 23 May) 
Lejaren à Hiller (1880, 3 July - 1969, 23 May) 
Charles William Owen (1853, 28 January - 1922, 23 May) 
Frank Scherschel (1907, 24 March - 1981, 23 May) 
Louis John Daroux (1870, 22 September - 1948, 24 May) 
Robert Capa (1913, 22 October - 1954, 25 May) 
Marie Cosindas (1925 - 2017, 25 May) 
Andreas Ritter von Ettingshausen (1796, 25 November - 1878, 25 May) 
Mary Ellen Mark (1940, 20 March - 2015, 25 May) 
Bunny Yeager (1929, 13 March - 2014, 25 May) 
Joshua Crissman (1833, 29 July - 1920, 26 May) 
Charles DeForest Fredricks (1823 - 1894, 26 May) 
Jack Partington (1914 - 1987, 26 May) 
Jacob A. Riis (1849, 3 May - 1914, 26 May) 
Fay Godwin (1931, 17 February - 2005, 27 May) 
Frederic E. Ives (1856, 17 February - 1937, 27 May) 
Robert Koch (1843, 11 December - 1910, 27 May) 
John Nicholas Tressider (1819, 10 January - 1889, 27 May) 
Jean-Philippe Charbonnier (1921, 28 August - 2004, 28 May) 
Alfred Ehrhardt (1901, 5 March - 1984, 28 May) 
Dennis Hopper (1936, 17 May - 2010, 29 May) 
Slim Aarons (1916, 29 October - 2006, 30 May) 
Ottomar Anschütz (1846, 16 May - 1907, 30 May) 
Jessie Tarbox Beals (1870, 23 December - 1942, 30 May) 
Brian Duffy (1933, 15 June - 2010, 31 May) 
Hannah Höch (1889, 1 November - 1978, 31 May) 
Kimura Ihei (1901, 12 December - 1974, 31 May) 
Wellington Lee (1918, 12 May - 2001, 31 May) 
Richard Dixon Oldham (1858, 31 July - 1936, 31 May) 
John Campbell Oman (1841, 4 December - 1911, 31 May) 
Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853, 6 October - 1941, 31 May) 
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