The First Photograph: Scientific Analysis

In June 2002, the world's first photograph, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's "View from the Window at Le Gras" (1826), arrived at the Getty Conservation Institute for scientific analysis. Is the first example of a permanent image created by exposing a photosensitive plate in a camera-like device. Niépce's work is part of the photographic collection of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.