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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre

Names:
Other: L.J.M. Daguerre 
Dates:  1787, 18 November - 1851, 10 July
Born:  France, Cormeilles-en-Parisis, nr. Paris
Died:  France, Bry-sur-Marne
Active:  France
 
  
Inventor of the Daguerreotype process in partnership with Nicéphore Niépce.

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Charles Richard Meade
Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre 
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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
Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) has a biography of this artist. 
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Daguerre, Louis-Jacques Mandé (four images) 
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Printed biographies

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

 
• Auer, Michele & Michel 1985 Encyclopedie Internationale Des Photographes de 1839 a Nos Jours / Photographers Encylopaedia International 1839 to the present (Hermance, Editions Camera Obscura) 2 volumes [A classic reference work for biographical information on photographers.] 
  
• Capa, Cornell (ed.) 1984 The International Center of Photography: Encyclopedia of Photography (New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. - A Pound Press Book) p.129-130 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre.] 
  
• Weaver, Mike (ed.) 1989 The Art of Photography 1839-1989 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press) p.454-455 [This exhibition catalogue is for the travelling exhibition that went to Houston, Canberra and London in 1989.] 
  
• Witkin, Lee D. and Barbara London 1979 The Photograph Collector’s Guide (London: Secker and Warburg) p.118 [Long out of print but an essential reference work - the good news is that a new edition is in preparation.] 
  
 

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If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Koetzle, Hans-Michael 2002 Photo Icons: The Story Behind the Pictures - Volume 1 (Koln: Taschen) [This book discusses one photograph "Boulevard du Temple (1838)" by Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre in considerable detail. An excellent source for a detailed analysis.] 
  
• Naef, Weston 1995 The J. Paul Getty Museum - Handbook of the Photographic Collection (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum) p.6-7 
  
• Newhall, Beaumont 1982 The History of Photography - Fifth Edition (London: Secker & Warburg) [One or more photographs by Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre are included in this classic history.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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