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History of photography

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Stepping stones

The history of photography dates back to the early 19th century, but the technique that made photography possible rests on much older ideas and inventions. During the 5th and 4th centuries B.C., the pinhole camera was described by prominent figures such as the Chinese philosopher Mo Ti, Greek philosopher Aristotle, and Greek mathematician Euclid. Arab scientist Ibn al-Haytham (965–1040) – often reffered to as the “father of modern optics” – studied both ...