Johann Heinrich Schulze made film negatives out of silver salt.
The first successful permanent photograph was made in France (on metal plates) by Joseph Nicephore Niepce.
Jacques Mande Daguerre invented the daguerreotype, a black and white image on a mirror polished copper sheet.
Henry Peach Robinson made a book titled Pictorial Effect in Photography. This is where the term Pictorialism came from, which is photos taken with soft focus lens.
George Eastman invented the first point and shoot camera, called the Kodak.
The Lumiere brothers invented auto chrome, using a glass-plate color transparency to invent color photos.
The group f/64 was founded by Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and William Van Dyke.
Ansel Adams helped to start the Photography Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
Ansel Adams founded the Photography Department at the San Francisco Art Institution
Ansel Adams founded the Friends of Photography in Carmel, California