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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Humphry Davy

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Other: Sir Humphry Davy 
Dates:  1778 - 1829
Active:  Great Britain
 
  
Brilliant scientist and chemist. He worked with Thomas Wedgwood on recording images on light-sensitive materials in about 1799. In 1802 he published the discoveries on light-sensitive properties of silver nitrate in "An Account of a method of copying Paintings upon glass, and of making Profiles, by the agency of Light upon Nitrate of Silver. Invented by T. WEDGWOOD, ESQ. With Observations by H. DAVY." in the Journal of the Royal Institution (Great Britain).

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Sir Humphry Davy 
1821 (ca)
 
  
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

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The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Capa, Cornell (ed.) 1984 The International Center of Photography: Encyclopedia of Photography (New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. - A Pound Press Book) p.134 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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