Gambier Curtis Reeks (1864-1917) was the younger brother of my great-great-grandfather, Alfred Augustus Reeks. Their family owned a photography business in England. He married Rachel Woodnutt in 1895 and had three children: Frederick (1891), Elsie (1894), and Ida (1896).
The George Eastman House released a 12-part video series last month that starts with the silhouette and traces photography's development through daguerreotypes, cyanotypes, Kodachrome, and right up to digital.
Today is World Photo Day and to celebrate 175 years of modern photography, Lytro has released a pretty snazzy infographic that shows the history of camera innovation from the inception of the photograph all the way up to present day (ending as expected with their Light Field camera the Ilum). In somewhat related news, Lytro also released their new updated mobile app (version