History of photography: why Fox Talbot is photography’s most important pioneer

History of photography: why William Henry Fox Talbot is photography's most important pioneer

This year marks the 175th anniversary of Sir William Henry Fox Talbot’s formal documentation of the photographic process in 1839. To celebrate this landmark achievement we will be running a series of special articles tracing the history of photography over the past 175 years and examining some of its finer moments.