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Jeff Curto's Photo History Podcast: The First X-Ray and Northern Lights Images


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April 01, 2011 · Published by Jeff Curto

Jeff Curto discusses the first X-ray image, made by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1896, and the first auroral (northern lights) photograph, made by Martin Brendel.

Photograph of Jeff Curto © Andreas Overland.

This podcast is part of a series of lectures on the history of photography given by Jeff Curto, professor of photography at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

You can find links and other information related to this lecture and others on Jeff Curto's History of Photography Podcasts website.

Featured photographer: Wilhelm Röntgen, Martin Brendel

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