Who’s Who

Nicéphore Niépce (March 7, 1765 – July 5, 1833)

Joseph Nicéphore Nièpce was one of the inventors of photography. He produced in 1826 the first permanent photograph known of the world “View from the Window at Le Gras, » in Saint-Loup-de-Varennes. Nièpce called his process heliography, which literally means « sun writing ».

Nièpce has also invented the Vélocipède, an ancestor of the bicycle, the Pyreolophore, the first internal combustion engine and a hydraulic machines form the Versailles’s fontains called Marly Marchine. A lunar crater is named after him

He died in 1833 of a stroke, leaving his notes to Daguerre who developed and patented the process known as the daguerreotype. The French government bought the patent the 19th August 1839 and immediately made it public domain. Photography was born. At the same time, William Fox Talbot invented in 1839 the calotype process, the precursor to most famous photographic process of the 19th and 20th centuries : reproduction by negative.

Romaric Tisserand (Born.1974)  Lives in Paris.

Romaric Tisserand, is an independent curator and an art producer/editor working under the acronym name R-O-T &. His work is focused on new perspectives and new practices in photography and contemporary art, developing online exhibition project “AAnonymes, the search of the deliberated accident” (2005-2009) and new media supports. He has supported and coordinated a series of non-western and emerging photography exhibitions, as well established artists : from the Lise Sarfati’s in Roma at the Villa Medicis (2009) to the Samuel Fosso’s monography at the Rencontres d’Arles (2008). He is also involved in artistic direction and production partnerships (PPT/Projets, Influent Culture) for artist’s projects.

MA graduate of history of contemporary art at the Paris Sorbonne University under the direction of Serge Lemoine. MBA graduate of International Business and BA in Comparative Law.