World Photography Day 2021: Viral Photography, History, and significance: Do you have any idea about a day celebrated for Photography? Let us describe to you the festival. 19 August is the day for World Photography Day that is observed every year. On 19 August, photographers come together to celebrate the creativity and nuances of photography that captivates us for years.
World Photography Day 2021
Every year 19 August is celebrated as World Photography Day across the world, dedicated to the art, craft, science, and history of photography.
Photography is a very important medium of storytelling. It conveys emotions instantly and sometimes more effectively than words. With the rapid advancements in camera technology, it has become one of the primary modes of communication in the digital world.
On this day, photographers come together to celebrate the creativity and nuances of photography that captivates us for years.
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History and significance
The day traces its origins to 1837 when the first-ever photographic process, the ‘Daguerreotype’ was developed by the Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce. On January 9, 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced this process, and later in the same year, the French government purchased the patent for the invention and gave it as a gift, “free to the world.”
After the announcement was made, the French government purchased the patent for the invention and provided it as a gift to the world without any copyright. Since then, photography has witnessed several changes including the introduction of color photography in 1861.
However, the first durable color photograph was taken in the year 1861 and there is even speculation about the first digital photograph being invented in 1957, 20 years before the invention of the first digital camera.