|Dates: ||1765, 7 March - 1833, 5 July|
|Born: ||France, Chalon-sur-Saône|
French inventor and photographer. Niépce experimented with fixing an image from 1813-1822, when he successfully produced an image on tin. Inventor of the heliographic process (1824) which was not a commercial success. He took the first known photograph from nature in 1827. By 1826/7 he was using a pewter base, etched with bitumen of Judaea and lavender oil but lack of interest in his invention caused him to leave his three heliographs in Kew when he visited London in 1827, and from there, these exceedingly rare items made their way to the RPS Collection. His contribution to photography, has, until recently, been overwhelmed, by his partnership with Daguerre, who, after Niépce‘s death in 1833, took and improved his research and, in 1839, launched the Daguerreotype, effectively claiming that the invention was his own.
[With contributions by Pam Roberts]
Readings on, or by, individual photographers
2013, Niepce in England: Proceedings of a Conference Held at the National Media Museum, Bradford, 13-14 October 2010, (Royal Photographic Society) isbn-10: 0904495043 isbn-13: 978-0904495041 [Δ]
Fouquet, Victor, 1867, La vérité sur l'invention de la photographie, (Paris: Library of Authors and of the Academy of Booklovers) [Δ]
Fouquet, Victor, 1935, The truth concerning the invention of photography. Nicéphore Niépce, his life, letters and work, (NY: Tennant and Ward) [Translated by Edward Epstean from the Paris 1867 edition] [Δ]
Fouquet, Victor, 1973, The truth concerning the invention of photography. Nicéphore Niépce, his life, letters and work, (New York: Arno Press) [Reprint of the Paris: Library of Authors and of the Academy of Booklovers 1935 edition; translated by Edward Epstean from the Paris 1867 edition] [Δ]
Jay, Paul & Frizot, Michel, 1983, Nicéphore Niépce. Lettres et documents choisis par Paul Jay. Introduction, présentation et notes Paul Jay et Michel Frizot avec la collaboration de Francoise Ducros. A l’occasion du 150e anniversaire de la mort de Niépce, (Paris: Centre National de la Photographie/ Ministère de la Culture et de la Francophonie) isbn-10: 2867540054 [Δ]
Marignier, Jean-Louis, 1989, Nicéphore Niépce. Héliographies, (Chalon-sur-Saone: Musée Nicéphore Niépce) isbn-10: 2903292760 [Δ]
Marignier, Jean-Louis, 1999, Nicéphore Niépce: l'invention de la photographie - Un savant, une époque, (Paris: Éditions Belin) isbn-10: 2701124336 isbn-13: 978-2701124339 [Δ]
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