Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre

French artist and chemist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. (November 18, 1787 – July 10, 1851)


Photography made a giant advance when he announced his discovery of the first practical photographic process which he named the daguerrotype


His 1839 daguerrotype produced positive clear images directly on silver-plated copper sheets that had been made light-sensitive with iodine