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World Photography Day: Quotes, Themes, History, Objectives

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Dashamlav | 18 August 2020 (अंतिम बदलाव: 18 August 2020)

19 August is globally celebrated every year as World Photography Day! On this day, people all across the world cherish the art of photography.

The main objective behind the celebration of World Photography Day is to encourage budding photographers and raise more awareness about photography by holding discussions at various platforms globally.

Contributions of eminent photographers are discussed widely to inspire the younger generation of photographers.

This day gives the photographers and non-photographers to express themselves through the art of the photography.

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History of World Photography Day

This day marks the invention of a photographic process called Daguerreotype in the year 1837.

This process was a joint-invention of Lois Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce. Both the inventors were from France.

The formal announcement about this invention was made by the French Academy of Sciences on 09 January 1839, as per some reports.

Ten days after the announcement about the invention of Daguerreotype, patents of the invention were allotted to the Government of France and it was said that that there was no copyright on the invention.

This invention thus became a gift to the world at large.

World’s First Selfie Photograph

Most of us identify selfies as a contemporary trend. However, it may take you by surprise to know that the very first selfie of the world was taken way back in 1839.

Oh yes, we will be completing two centuries since the occurrence of this event in another 2 decades.

A photo enthusiast from America named Robert Cornelius became the first person to click a selfie in 1839.

“The first light picture ever taken 1839” – this was the statement written on the back of the iconic photograph. Thrilling… isn’t it?

How to Celebrate World Photography Day?

What could be the best way to celebrate this day than by clicking a good picture. Whether you are a professional photographer or a novice in this field-take this day as an opportunity to showcase your photography skills.

Use popular social media hashtags like #worldphotographyday #photography #photographyday and share your photos with the world.

Many online photography competitions are also organized on this day, you can participate in them. Who know what the day has to offer? 🙂

10 Powerful Quotes on Photography

“Photography is truth.” — Jean-Luc Godard

“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” — Matt Hardy

“Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.” — Ambrose Bierce

“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” — Destin Sparks

“If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.” — Eve Arnold

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” — Diane Arbus

“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” — Ralph Hattersley

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” — Andy Warhol

“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” — Peter Adams

“I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs.” — Wayne Miller


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