World Photography Day

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World Photography Day is celebrated every year on 19 August.


  • The day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography.
  • Photography is one of the most important art forms, it is a means of expressing one's feelings and personal expression by pictures.

  • There is a famous saying of Henrik Ibsen in which he said, 'A picture is worth a thousand words'.

  • Sometimes pictures express feelings more effectively than words.

  • The first permanent photograph of an object was taken in year 1826 by the Frenchman Joseph Nicephore Niepce.

Theme of World Photography Day 2022 :

  • Theme 2022 - "Pandemic Lockdown through the lens."

  • This theme sheds light on how we view the pandemic-induced lockdown through the camera or lens.

  • The lockdown was imposed due to the Corona epidemic and during that period many people learned the wonderful skills related to photography.

History of World Photography Day :

  • World Photography Day celebration started in France on January 9, 1839.

  • At that time a photography process was announced which was called the dagorotype process and this process is today considered to be the world's first photography process.

  • It was invented by Joseph Nicephore and Louis Douger, who were the native of France.

  • On August 19, 1839, the French government announced this invention and got its patent.

  • To remember this forever, 'World Photography Day' is celebrated every year on 19th August.

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