History of Photography

An overview by Julián Monge-Nájera, Professor of Scientific Photogrpahy, University of Costa Rica

As a teacher of scientific photography at the University of Costa Rica I was not satisfied with any specific book about the history of photography and decided to make my own anthology with what I believed were the best chapters of every book.

This website is a brief summary of that teaching material. It offers a relatively extended timeline (from the year 350 BC to the year 2012) and covers the history of "color", "black and white" and "digital" photography.

A selection of historically important photographs to illustrate the history of photography is also included.


Julian Monge - Najera