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The Invention of the Camera: Photos from the 19th Century Onwards

The oldest negative still in existence was made in 1835 by William Henry Fox Talbot. In 1863, Julia Margaret Cameron was gifted her first camera; she'd go on to inspire generations of women. In 1899, Frances Benjamin Johnston received a commission to photograph the Hampton Institute, a private historically Black university located in Hampton, Virginia. From "the first female photojournalist in the US" to the "father of wildlife photography," we take a look at early pioneers.

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