Niepce Hits The Road

The world’s oldest (known) (surviving) heliograph (aka “photograph”), made by Joseph Nicephore Niepce,* dates from 1826; It resides at the University of Texas,1963 Niépce’s tin plate photograph is part of the exhibition “The Birth of Photography: Milestones from the Gernsheim Collection,” which opened on September 9.

“This is like the Mona Lisa, or the Blue Mauritius,” the exhibition’s curator, Claude Sui told the press, in regard to the unique nature of the image.