Irving Pobboravsky has been creating daguerreotypes for over 40 years. At 19, Irving left New York City to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology. He studied Photographic Science and completed his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Imaging Science at RIT. From 1956 to 1958, Pobboravsky served in the US Army, at Ft. Sill and the Pentagon. Pobboravsky’s research, “Study of Iodized Daguerreotype Plates” was published in 1971. For 39 years, Irving worked in graphic arts research, primarily in color reproduction for photomechanical printing at RIT. In 1989, the Carnavalet Museum in Paris commissioned Irving and Grant Romer to continue the daguerreotype documentation of Paris for the 150th anniversary of the process. Their work was part of an extensive “Daguerreotype and Paris” exhibit. Many institutions collect Irving’s work, including, the Carnavalet Museum, The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum, in Saint Louis.