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On #WorldPhotographyDay , here's a #throwback to this very special one. This grainy, hazy frame is the world's oldest surviving photograph. It was captured, not clicked (you'll see why) by French inventor Nicéphore Niépce, sometime around 1826-27, making it about 193 years old.
What you're looking at is a scene outside his window in Le Gras, Eastern France. Niépce used a camera obscura, a sort of a pinhole device, to project light on to a pewter plate coated with asphalt (yes!). Researchers have noted how the buildings are lit from opposite sides, and concurred that the exposure must have been at least 8 hours long!
If you'd like to pay tribute to this piece of history, head to the Harry Ransom Centre in Austin, Texas, where the photographic plate is on permanent display. Until then, you can just hit "♥️"
📦 Nicéphore Niépce
7 96519 August, 2019
Gaaah! Look at that!
This was the scene as of 11am on Sunday. Heavy rain has triggered landslides in several parts of Himachal Pradesh. A few rivers are in spate. As of this morning, a section of the Chandigarh-Manali highway between Mandi and Kullu has been shut. 🚧
August 1969: Thirty-two artists, a 600-acre farm in Bethel, New York. Over 500,000 people arrive on cars, buses, cycles, donkeys… Over 500,000 people swing to the tunes, some exclusive to their own minds. Joan Baez, six months pregnant performs on the opening day. Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Allah Rakha mesmerize. Jimi Hendrix turns up a day late, but closes the festival in style. Nobody cares that it has been raining for a while. There’s song, dance, music and other happy things.
It’s 50 years since that memorable #summerof69 . It's 50 years since #Woodstock .
📸 Bill Eppridge, Alvan Meyerowitz, GAMMA/Gamma-Rapho, Hulton Archive / Getty Images