Mondays, on BBC
Documentary series exploring the history of photography - from daguerreotype to digital, from portraits to photo-journalism, from art to advertising.
A look at the current state of the art, from a three million-dollar Edward Steichen print to the estimated 29 billion photographs taken in 2006 by phone cameras alone, as well as the impact of digital post-production techniques that make anything possible
This part begins by looking at how the problem of 'fixing the shadows' was solved by two rival methods in 1839, paving the way for the practical application of what had previously been an abstract idea. It goes on to tell the story of the inventions of ph