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Joseph Nicéphore Niépce is responsible for the first photo ever taken. Almost lost to time, the image used a process called heliography.

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    What Was the First Photo Ever Taken?

    What Was the First Photo Ever Taken?

    It took at least eight hours to produce the first photo ever taken. Known as “View From the Window at Le Gras,” the first known photograph was a …

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