7 Photography Facts for Inquiring Minds

"It is the photographer, not the camera that is the instrument." Eve Arnold

All art carries interesting tales. Photography is no different. Over its time of growth and development, photography has seen various trends, appreciation, and oddities. From starting portraits by accidents to becoming a social media obsession, photography has transformed into a marvelous art form that carries interesting facts for inquiring minds. Below, varying photography facts are shared.

Photo by Luois Daguerre

The first photo of a person was taken by accident! In 1828, Louis Daguerre intended to capture the Boulevard du Temple in Paris, but instead caught an image of a man getting his shoes polished.

It is estimated that more than 1 trillion photos are taken in a year! Can you imagine?!

Rhain II by Andreas Gursky on moma.org

Photography can be expensive. Would you pay millions for it? The world's most expensive photograph sold for 4.3 million dollars. The piece is Rhain II by Andreas Gursky.

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Who doesn't love cats? They used to be home protectors and also make great models. Cat photography has its origins in the nineteenth century. When Harry Pointer took a photo of his cat in a suit, a trend got kickstarted for the 1870s.

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