Many people may not have heard of World Photography Day. Why is that? World Photography Day wasn’t ‘created’ by a big brand as a marketing tool. Rather, it’s a day where photographers had started to come together to celebrate photography, just because they could.
World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World.”
Another photographic processes, the Calotype, was also invented in 1839 by William Fox Talbot (it was announced in 1841). Together, the invention of both the Daguerreotype and Calotype mark 1839 as the year that photography was invented.
Photographs are the best reminders of special events in the past.
From the old cameras of yesteryears to the digital cameras of today, we recognize how special photography is. Today, places, events, and people are digitally recorded wherever we turn.
From slick camera phones to pocket point and shoots, we can record the good, the bad, and the unpleasant with photos we capture on the run. We also have the traditional photograph albums. For many, without picture albums, memory lane would not be such a fun trip.
Today, every moment, we live photography. From research work to entertainment, from documentation to creating stunning pictorial works of art, photography is everywhere.
Photography is one of the most important inventions of the 19th century. Had this unique medium not been invented, our world would be much darker than it is today. Let us not forget this fact and let World Photography Day see the light!
The picture present above is one of my photographs…….if you want to see more pictures shot by me take a look at the My Own Photography series in the Pictures Category……..
You can also have a look at the world’s First Photo HERE……