World Photography Day is celebrated on August 19 every year. This day is a celebration of the history of photography and the tremendous growth of current photographic trends. This day is significant because it is a celebration of stories captured in a photograph.
History of World Photography Day
In 1837, a photographic process was developed by Frenchmen named Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicéphore Niepce and they named the process “Daguerreotype”.
The daguerreotype was an immediate success that provided a relatively inexpensive and accurate means of depicting scenes and faces, which previously had to be drawn or painted by hand. In no time, photographic studios were springing up all over the world.
On January 9, 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced this process, and later the French government bought the patent for the invention and gave it away as a gift, “free to the world”. and the first lasting color photograph was taken in 1861.
Meaning and theme of World Photography Day
World Photography Day has enormous significance as it is a day specially dedicated to photography. One image can capture hundreds of emotions and moments, over time every photographer develops their style and understands their niche.
Photography can capture expressions, feelings, ideas and moments instantly and commemorate them for future generations to witness. Photography has played an important role throughout human history, today we know what people looked like 100 years ago, because all these historical moments have been captured in photographs and can be watched forever.
Today we all have cameras in our phones and we don’t realize how magical this thing is. We can capture every moment and it will be immortalized for generations.
World photography day theme: The theme for World Photography Day 2022 is “Pandemic Lockdown Through the Lens”.
Celebration of World Photography Day
Photography is an art, and anyone can become perfect at it through practice. A person with creative knowledge can easily surpass knowledge of science and creative instincts.
Celebrations around the world revolve around this concept. Expert photographers in different fields, creators in the field of photography are celebrated on this day.
And we don’t even realize how much a picture can make us smile, check out some great snaps from a photographer on twitter here:
It’s only the start of summer, but here are some of my favorites I’ve captured through my camera lens so far.
We are certainly blessed to live in such an incredibly beautiful part of the world!
Have a nice day! #exploreNL #Newfoundland #photography #bonavistapeninsula pic.twitter.com/6crbNY3ecN
— Mark Gray 🇨🇦 (@GrayMarker99) July 12, 2022