A History of Permanence in Traditional and Digital Photography: The Role of Nash Editions

HENRY WILHELM

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Stephen Wilkes, Bow Fishermen, Jackson Lake, Alabama, 2000.

From the very beginning of photography— Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s photograph of the view from a window in his home near Chalon, France, made in 1826—followed by Louis Daguerre’s announcement of the daguerreotype in Paris in 1839, Fox Talbot’s negative-positive calotype process in England in 1841, and Sir John Herschel’s critically important discovery of a hyposulfite of soda (later known as sodium thiosulfate) fixing bath following development of silver-halide-based black-and-white ...

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