A Facebook Timeline Showing the History of the Photograph

If the photograph was a living person, what would his Facebook timeline look like? Photo aggregation service Pixable decided to answer this question, creating a giant infographic on the history of the photograph with the layout of a Facebook timeline. It all starts at the very bottom of the timeline, with the photograph’s birth at around 1000 AD. Over the years, we see the marriage he has with Kodak, the Kodachrome process born to the couple a few decades later, and a subsequent relationship she has with Digital Camera.

If you want a closer look, you can find a larger version of the timeline here.

  • Spider- Man

    Kodak changed it’s relationship status to ‘It’s Complicated’

  • sierrarobba

    Fu*** you kodak!You cant become a print company!!!!!!!

  • Andrew

    It’s actually incorrect at the bottom I believe. Joseph Nicéphore Niépce created his camera obscura image in 1826!

  • Marcus Leow

    is it me or does anyone else see slenderman?


    LOL at the megapixels camera picture & instagram comment “we are making every photo look like a professional photo”!

  • Raf

    Nope, the camera obscura predates photography by centuries

  • karentheartist

    Yes, it was 1826 not 1827. This is very cool though. I love how it’s represented as a Facebook timeline!

  • AugieD

    Just a bit of nitpicking. The Polaroid Corporation was founded by Edwin Land (not Edward.) The first instant camera was released in 1947 as it says, but the camera pictured is an SX-70 which was not introduced until 1972.

  • Yann

    The Eiffel tower was built in 1889 (started in 1887). It can’t appear in a 1839 pic.