William Henry Fox Talbot Biography

Astronomer, Scientist, Photographer, Physicist, Chemist (1800–1877)
William Henry Fox Talbot was a chemist who was the first to develop the photographic negative.


In 1840, William Henry Fox Talbot developed the calotype, an early photographic process that improved on the daguerreotype. In 1835 he published his first article documenting a photographic discovery, that of the paper negative. His The Pencil of Nature (1844–46) was the first book with photographic illustrations. Talbot also published many articles on mathematics, astronomy and physics.

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