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aerial photography

aerial photography  

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(AP)[Te]A form of remote sensing that involves the detection and photographic recording of sites from satellites, aircraft, or balloons. Amongst other things such studies can help to understand the ...
Auguste Lumière

Auguste Lumière  

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(1862–1954) and(1864–1948), French inventors.As well as earning lasting fame from the worldwide exhibition of their Cinématographe moving‐picture system in 1895–8, the Lumière brothers made notable ...
cartography

cartography  

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The science and craft of drawing maps and charts; on the latter, see charts and chart-making. In Babylonian and Greek antiquity the world was thought to be a disc surrounded ...
celebrity photography

celebrity photography  

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The idea of using photography to disseminate images of famous men and women is as old as the medium itself. From the rise of the daguerreotype in the 1840s, astute ...
Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas  

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(1834–1917)French painter, graphic artist, and sculptor, one of the outstanding figures of Impressionism. He exhibited at seven out of the eight Impressionist exhibitions, but he stood somewhat aloof ...
Étienne Carjat

Étienne Carjat  

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(1828–1906), French portrait photographerof literary and artistic celebrities (Baudelaire, Corot, Courbet, Hugo, Zola, et al.), although also well known for his caricatures and writings. His career ...
Guillaume Duchenne de Boulogne

Guillaume Duchenne de Boulogne  

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(1806–75), French doctor and photographer.A noted neurologist associated with the Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, he wrote one of the most striking works of early ‘scientific’ photography. The way in ...
Jules Verne

Jules Verne  

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(1828–1905),French novelist, author of a long series of books combining adventure and popular science. Among his most successful stories are: Voyage au centre de la terre (1864, Journey to the Centre ...
literature and photography

literature and photography  

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Literature welcomed photography in 1839. Notwithstanding its potentially universal appeal and infinite documentary and imaginative possibilities, photography (writing with light, etymologically) ...
military photography

military photography  

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Photography carried out for military purposes by service personnel or civilian auxiliaries. Although often treated as synonymous with war photography, the latter has concentrated more on actual ...
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Sylvie Aubenas

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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2006
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and a central figure in the extraordinary expansion of photography in the mid‐19th century. An exact contemporary of Charles Nègre

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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(1820–1910).

French photographer. He began as a writer of satirical sketches and a caricaturist. In 1853 he

nude photography

nude photography  

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To 1920It seems likely, though not absolutely certain, that the first nude photograph was taken almost immediately after the medium was born. At all events, the optician Nicolas Lerebours ...
Paul Nadar

Paul Nadar  

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(1856–1939), French photographer,son of Félix Nadar, whose studio he inherited. Known for his inventive approach to photography, he became famous after collaborating with his father in interviewing ...
performing arts and photography

performing arts and photography  

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For obvious technical reasons, photography of dramatic, dance, or musical performances was impossible during the medium's early history. But demand for photography of performers, along with those of ...
photo-essay

photo-essay  

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Occasionally, photographers have captured a single event in sequential form: for example, Paul Nadar's photographs of the interview between the centenarian chemist Chevreul and Félix Nadar (1886), ...
photojournalism

photojournalism  

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A photographic genre characterized by the intention to communicate information about a topical event and by the immediacy of its images. It has generated many ‘*iconic’ photographs. See also decisive ...
portraiture

portraiture  

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The fashion for hanging portraits of family and friends developed in the reign of Elizabeth I (1558–1603). Few families have portraits of ancestors before the 18th and 19th centuries, however, when ...
Salon de l'Escalier

Salon de l'Escalier  

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An exhibition of modern photography and its precursors in the stairway gallery of the Théâtre des Champs‐Élysées, Paris, in May–June 1928. It was organized by the editor of L'Art vivant ...
underground photography

underground photography  

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Photographing in caves, mines, and other structures beyond the penetration of daylight is closely tied to the development of artificial light and flash, some of which was designed specifically for ...

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