Exploring the 1850s Photographic Inventions and the Birth of a New Genre

Zahid Parvez
3 min readApr 2, 2023

Disdéri’s photographic cards

André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819–1889) was a self-taught photographic artist located in France. Disdéri is most renowned for his ground breaking creation of the ‘carte de visite’, a modestly sized photograph mounted on a card which transformed the photography industry.

In the 1850s, Disdéri embarked on his career as a portrait photographer in Paris, swiftly gaining recognition as a skilled and inventive artist. His studio gained…

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Zahid Parvez

I am an analyst with a passion for data, software, and integration. In my free time, I also like to dabble in design, photography, and philosophy.