in the heart of the South Tyrolean Mountains and Dolomites

in the heart of the South Tyrolean Mountains and Dolomites

permanent Exhibition Camera wall

The history of photography began on January 7, 1839, when Dominique François Arago, the perpetual secretary of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris, introduced daguerrèotypie – the capturing and storage of images – to the members of the Academy.

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On June 15, 1839, Arago officially used the term “photography” for the first time in a speech to the Chamber of Deputies in Paris.

On June 15, 1839, Arago officially used the term “photography” for the first time in a speech to the Chamber of Deputies in Paris. On Monday, August 19, the Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Fine Arts presented this new process to the public. The French government decided to buy out the patent and make photography accessible to the entire world. From this point on, photography, camera technique, and the capturing and storage of images would continue to evolve and be improved right up to today’s digital and cell phone cameras.

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