Photography has been a medium of limitless possibilities since it was originally invented in the early 1800s.
The use of cameras has allowed us to capture historical moments and reshape the way we see ourselves and the world around us.
The first aerial photograph was not taken by drone, but instead by hot air balloon in 1860.
This aerial photograph depicts the town of Boston from 2,000 feet.
Cornelius sat in front of the lens for a little over a minute, before leaving the seat and covering the lens.
The now iconic photograph was captured 170 years ago in 1839.
To celebrate the amazing history of photography and photographic science, we have assembled twenty photographic ‘firsts’ from over the past two centuries.
The world’s first photograph made in a camera was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce.However, the announcement of the invention was held off, and Daguerre claimed the moment.In a rebellious move, Bayard produced this photograph of a drowned man claiming that he killed himself because of the feud.Further analysis of the picture later found a few other figures – can you find them?Before ‘selfies’ were all the rage, Robert Cornelius set up a camera and took the world’s first self-portrait in the back of a business on Chestnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia.The first color photograph was taken by the mathematical physicist, James Clerk Maxwell.