The saying goes that a photo is worth a thousand words. A photographer holds the ability to touch different people at varying levels in a way that’s more effective than even the most eloquent and best writing. Here are some of the oldest photographs in the world. These photos have the capability of providing you with a different outlook on history and the way we look at the world. These photographs have a strange feature that pulls at your heartstrings while giving you a sense of belonging, even though these photos may feel very distant due to the high-tech society we live in nowadays.
The Oldest Recorded Photograph
This picture may not display much, but it’s known to be the world’s oldest picture and was shot by Joseph Nicephore Niépce outside one of the windows in his estate located at Saint-Loup-de-Varennes in France. The picture was taken in 1826.
Niépce developed the heliographic technique that generated poor-quality photographs that were costly to produce. More effective photography techniques were developed when Niépce teamed up with Daguerre in the 1830s. These techniques used mercury fumes and iodide plates and were named ‘Daguerreotype.’