Not particularly impressive at first glance, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's View from the Window at Le Gras is a grey-hued pewter plate with the blurred shadow-shapes of treelines and buildings. Despite…
Tarnish is slowly engulfing one of the oldest objects in MoMA's collection, a daguerreotype from 1842.
In 1839, Hippolyte Bayard invented photography. And nobody cared.