The History of Pinhole Photography
Sir David Brewster, a Scottish scientist, was one of the first to
make pinhole photographs, in the 1850s. He also coined the
very word "pinhole”.
By the late 1880s the Impressionist movement in painting was
a certain influence on photography. Different schools or
tendencies developed in photography.
The "old school" believed in sharp focus and good lenses; the
"new school", the "pictorialists",
tried to achieve the atmospheric
qualities of paintings. Some of the
pictorialists experimented with
pinhole photography.
"Expeditions" , Ruth Thorne-Thomsen,