By: Surjit Singh Flora
The date of August 19 is designated as World Photography Day, an occasion that seeks to motivate photographers worldwide to contribute a single photograph with the intention of sharing their unique perspective with a global audience.
World Photography Day is commemorated with the purpose of facilitating the global communication of emotions and self-expression through the medium of photography. The primary objective of this event is to facilitate meaningful conversations surrounding the art of photography and to inspire individuals who aspire to engage in photography as either a recreational pursuit or a professional vocation.
Numerous categories of photos were clicked by the well-experienced to be commemorated. Many kinds of businesses can run photography competitions for their social media followers to enter. It is a great time to reflect on the importance of photographers, who have given us a glimpse into the lives of millions of people around the world. It can also bring people closer together and build a satisfactory relationship. We should all take the time to appreciate the art of photography and honor its power on this day.
Therefore, every year on August 19th, World Photography Day is celebrated to pay tribute to the creativity, craftsmanship, science, and history of the art of photography, as well as to promote the efforts of photographers worldwide.
There are many talented individuals in the world, but they often struggle to find opportunities and a suitable platform to express their abilities due to limited access. Therefore, it is imperative that we motivate them and offer them adequate assistance and opportunities. On this World Photography Day, let us make a commitment to inspire one another to turn our hobbies into a true passion and preserve our cherished memories through the art of photography.
The invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic technique by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce, in the year 1837, gave rise to World Photo Day. The daguerreotype process was officially announced by the French Academy of Sciences on January 9, 1839. On August 19th, the French government acquired the patent and officially declared the invention a generous contribution to the global community, available free of charge. The daguerreotype did not represent the initial instance of a permanent photographic image. In 1826, Joseph Nicéphore Niepce successfully produced the earliest known permanent photograph, titled “View from the Window at Le Gras,” through the utilization of a technique known as heliography.