Dr Elisa deCourcy interviewed on ABC 'Nightlife' by Lisa Pellegrino about the 9 January 1839 public announcement of photography's invention.

Mother and Child Mother and Child, c. 1855. Unidentified Photographer. Daguerreotype, applied color, sixth-plate; image: 8.3 x 7 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.); case: 9.2 x 8.1 x 1.6 cm (3 5/8 x 3 3/16 x 5/8 in.); matted: 61 x 50.8 cm (24 x 20 in.).((Photo by: Sepia Times/Universal Images Group via Getty Images))
Wednesday 11 January 2023

Louis Daguerre announced his early photographic process, the daguerreotype, at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences on 9 January 9 1839. ABC journalist, Lisa Pellegrino looked back on the early years of photography with Dr Elisa deCourcy, an art historian specialising in the nineteenth-century history of photography and ARC Fellow in the Centre for Art History and Art Theory at ANU.

Listen to the interview online.

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