World Photography Day 2019
August 19 is World Photo Day. The unofficial holiday, which is also sometimes known as Photo Day or World Photography Day.
Every year, on the 19th of August, World Photography Day is observed worldwide with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. This day is also known as World Photo Day pr just Photo Day. This day is an annual worldwide celebration; the day is mainly dedicated to the art, craft, science, and history of photography. In the modern world, World Photography Day aims to inspire photographers across the globe to share a single photo with a simple purpose of sharing their world with the world.
Significance and history of World Photography Day
The origin of the day lies in the invention of the Daguerrotype, a photographic process which was developed by Frenchmen Lois Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837. According to reports, on January 9, 1839, the French Academy of Sciences made an announcement regarding the Daguerreotype. After 10 days, the French government got the patents and said that this invention was a gift to the world, without any copyright.
World’s first selfie
In 1839, it was American photo enthusiast Robert Cornelius who clicked the world’s first selfie. Of course, at that time he didn’t know that it would be referred to as a selfie in the future. He had set up his camera, and clicked the image by removing the lens cap, after which he ran into the frame. On the back, Robert had written, “The first light Picture ever taken 1839”.
How to Celebrate?
Whether you are an amateur, a professional, or someone who spends most of his or her day taking phone pictures and sharing them with your social media followers, World Photography Day is an easy holiday to celebrate. Here are some ways you can enjoy this day:
- Learn and read more about the history and science behind photography.
- If you have always wanted to learn photography, maybe today is the time to start taking lessons.
- If you are a photographer, why not volunteer your time to teach your craft and trade to others?
Here's the wrap
Today photography has become an indispensable part of our lives and has evolved into being a tool that connects us all. In that spirit, people across the world are celebrating 177 years of photography. No matter who you are, where you are; World Photography Day helps us open our eyes to the possibility of photography and enables us to share the world as we see it.