Kahn, Sophie

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Kahn, Sophie Gender: F
Sophie Lee Kahn
born on 11 June 1997 at 14:21 (= 2:21 PM )
Place Santa Cruz, California, 36n58, 122w02
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 20°58' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 06°43 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 06°57'

Sophie Kahn (image taken by her father Philippe Kahn after her birth)


American newsmaker, whose famous image was the first created and shared on the first camera phone by its inventor, her father Philippe Kahn, on the day of her birth. Her birth was the impetus for this invention; Philippe Kahn jury-rigged a connection between a mobile phone and a digital camera and sent off photos in real time. Kahn later said "I had always wanted to have this all working in time to share my daughter’s birth photo, but I wasn’t sure I was going to make it. It’s always the case that if it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would ever get done."

In 2016 Time Magazine included Kahn's first camera phone photo in their list of the 100 most influential photos of all time. In 2017, Conscious Minds created a short film recreating the day that Philippe instantly shared the first camera-phone photo of the birth of his daughter Sophie.

Link to Philippe Kahn: LightSurf Technologies (1997-2005): camera-phone

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth notice, Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California), 28 June 1997, page A12, born at Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Notable : Famous : Newsmaker