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EARLY PHOTO BOOK, HISTORY OF PHOTO BOOK, THE INVENTION OF PHOTO BOOK
A photo book is a book that contains photograph that makes an overall contribution to its content. It also celebrates the creative work of a photographer or a group of photographers. A photo book can also be as a result of collaboration between the photographer, the writer, the editor, the art gallery, the model etc
EARLY PHOTO BOOK
In the medieval era between the years 1843-1854 the world’s first photo book was created and it was characterized by photographic printing as part of their electronic or mechanical technology. Photographs that were printed on the early photo book using the method of non silver printing. To carry out this process, the actual image pressed to a light sensitive paper. In the early days publishers published their photographs in small quantity and it was used as a part work for privileged readers who were grounded in that particular area.
WORLD’S FIRST PHOTO BOOK
In the year 1843 the world’s first photo book was created by Anna Atkins which was called cyanotype impressions. The book was released in other to assist the world of scientist to identify their marine life. The second book was published in the year 1844-1846 by William Henry fox Talbot which was titled "the pencil of life” who also happens to be the inventor of calotype photography method in the year 1939. The vision of Talbot was to provide a means for people to print images in books through mass publication. Anticipating commercial success Talbot established a purpose made printing premise for his book the pencil of nature which was published in six series. The third early photo book was created by Julian Margaret Cameron to illustrate the literal meaning and work of photo book .In the year 1874, Julian created a book called idylls of the king contained twelve Cameron images that was specially created but reproduced as wood engravings. Cameron looked for her own publisher and publishing firm to publish her own photo book on idylls of the king which carried her original photograph as egg white matrix print which was released in December that same year.
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