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Photography

The longest photographic negative in the world is 129 feet and was created by Esteban Pastorino Diaz. The negative is of a panorama of major streets in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The images were captured by the slit camera, which was mounted to the roof of a moving car.

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The longest photographic negative measures 79.37 m (260 ft 3 in), achieved by Esteban Pastorino Diaz (Spain) with the help of Didi Dache in Beijing, China and was measured on 3 August 2015. The record was broken by the previous record holder, Esteban Pastorino Diaz. For this attempt, the photographic negative featured Beijing’s historic second…

The iconic photo, taken February 23, 1945, by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal wasn’t the first flag raised over Iwo Jima that day, and Rosenthal was’t the only one there taking photos.

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Some say it’s the most famous, perfectly composed news photo of all time. The iconic photo, taken February 23, 1945, by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal wasn’t the first flag raised over Iwo Jima that day, and Rosenthal was’t the only one there taking photos. Marine Sgt. Louis Lowery, a photographer for Leatherneck magazine, captured…

Nearly iconic portrait of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is a composite of Lincoln’s head and the Southern politician John Calhoun’s body.

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The standing portrait of Lincoln was created soon after the American Civil War. Although it hung in many classrooms, Lincoln never posed for it. Instead, an unknown entrepreneur created it by cutting-and-pasting a headshot of Lincoln taken from a photograph by Mathew Brady onto a portrait of the Southern leader John Calhoun. This was done…

World’s First Photograph

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Where and how it happened. The first photo made in a camera was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. The photograph was taken from the upstair’s windows of Niépce’s estate in the Burgundy region of France. This image was captured via a process known as heliography, which used Bitumen of Judea coated onto a…