Celebrated pioneers of photography
A snapshot look at some of the most important exponents of early imagery
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In this digital age of smartphone photography, it's easy to forget that photographs were once produced using glass plates and, later, film emulsion. Early pioneers of photography captured an extraordinary array of subject matter using techniques and processing methods that today appear simply archaic. But if it wasn't for these gifted and imaginative individuals, some of the most famous and groundbreaking photographs in the world would never have been taken.
Browse this gallery and focus on how the history of photography developed.
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