Joseph Nicéphore Niépce
Nicéphore Niépce (born Joseph Niépce; 7 March 1765 – 5 July 1833) was a French inventor. (En.wikipedia.org, 2017)
What he was known for
Niépce (pronounced Neep-sea) is credited with producing the first successful photograph in June-July of 1826. (Geog.ucsb.edu, 2017)
Photographic example of process
The process was known as Heliography (in French, héliographie) is the photographic process invented by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce around 1822, which he used to make the earliest known surviving photograph from nature, View from the Window at Le Gras
The camera and the process
In 1816 Frenchman Nicephore Niepce made a crude wood camera fitted with a microscope lens. The process used bitumen, as a coating on glass or metal, which hardened in relation to exposure to light.