World Photography Day

World Photography Day is an annual, global celebration of the history, art, craft, and science of photography. August 19 is observed as World Photography Day and is dedicated to the art of photography and to pay homage to the history of photography.

World Photography Day 2023

Sat , 19th Aug 2023

World Photography Day originates from the invention of a photographic process called daguerreotype developed by Louis Daguerre. The French Academy of Sciences first announced daguerreotype process created by Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce on January 9, 1839. A few months later, on August 19 same year, the French government gifted the photographic technique to the world. Since the invention of cameras and existence of the art, photography has been a powerful medium of communication, to restore history and historic moments.

The art of Photography remains an incredible tool to raise awareness and convey social messages. In the early 19th century, photography has been widely acknowledged as the best way to channelise ideas, expressions, and to capture an experience, or a moment in time.

The first ever durable colour photograph was captured by Thomas Sutton in 1861 and the first digital photograph was taken in 1957. People all around the globe celebrate World Photography Day by sharing their creativities, ideas, and best capture. Many organisations run competitions on the eve of Photography Day and In India, several colleges and art institutions conduct promotional photography competitions on the World Photography Day.

People also organise art shows to display influential photographs and best captures of world’s famous photographers. The Art of Photography has extensively evolved from its inherent purpose of documentation into a varied range of ideas. Different methods and techniques of photography have been identified to convey different emotions, and moments.

World Photography Day festival dates between 2020 & 2030




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