3 of the world's oldest photographs ...

BRITTANY HILLEN, DPREVIEW:

"Three photographs taken by Joseph Nicephore Niépce, a Frenchman born in 1765, will soon be exhibited by the National Media Museum. These particular images, which their creator called heliographs, were taken during the 1820s, and are part of a set of 16 image located throughout the world. All three images are said to be amongst the earliest of photographs ever taken, featuring Le Cardinal d'Amboise's portrait, a painting of Christ carrying his cross, and some overshadowed landscape thought possibly to be a graveyard."