On August 19, World Photography Day will be observed across the world. The day aims to encourage people to express their feelings, emotions and social thinking through their photography skills. Like any other day, this day is also celebrated with fervor and enthusiasm.
On this day, people come together to inspire the next generation to understand the importance of photography in many aspects.
To understand more about World Photography Day, let’s look at history and significance of the day.
Significance of World Photography Day
The importance of the day is to create awareness, share ideas and encourage the individuals in the field of photography. The people with a passion for photography garner attention on creativity, a perspective that captivates the moments to be cherished.
Not only does the day recalls the ones who have contributed in this field but also motivates the future generation to explore their skills.
History of World Photography Day
The origination of World Photography Day lies from the invention of the Daguerrotype, a photographic process which was developed by Frenchmen Lois Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837.
As per the reports, on January 9, 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced about the Daguerreotype and about ten days later of the French government purchased the patents and announced the invention as a gift free to the world without the copyright.