“Histories of photography have traditionally favored camera-made pictures, almost always beginning with accounts of the camera obscura and with efforts to capture automatically the images seen in it,” writes Batchen. “Cameraless photographs are treated as second-class citizens in such histories, with Nicéphore Niépce’s view from his studio window regularly touted as the earliest extant photograph, despite the fact that there exist earlier photographic prints made by this same inventor.”
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