Forgotten & Unknown Pioneers of Photography

In Volume 1, 1952, issues No. 3-8, of Image, The Journal of Photography of the George Eastman House, were published a series of articles on the Forgotten Pioneers of Photography.

  1. Mungo Ponton, Vol. 1 No. 3, 1952, pp.3-4
  2. Albrecht Breyer, Vol. 1 No. 4, 1952, pp.3-4
  3. Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, Vol. 1 No. 5, 1952, pp.3-4
  4. Louis Ducos Du Hauron, Vol. 1 No. 6, 1952, pp.2-3
  5. John Benjamin Dancer, Vol. 1 No. 8, 1952, p.2

These were not the only forgotten pioneers, who for various reasons did not receive the recognition they justly deserved. Some deserved more recognition than others, but photography was replete with many claimants to discoveries that either led to future important processes or were a dead end. Many of these pioneers were chemists discovering processes, and apparatus that contributed to the science of photography. Some were professional but many were amateurs who possessed the desire and fortitude for research and eventual development of their discoveries.

  1. Hippolyte Bayard
  2. Abel Niepce de Saint-Victor
  3. Vero Charles Drifield and Ferdinand Hurter
  4. Henri Victor Regnault
  5. Josef Maria Eder
  6. Farnham Maxwell Lyte
  7. John Carbutt
  8. John A. Whipple
  9. Jan Szczepanik