Some facts about World Photography Day

Why do we celebrate World Photography Day?
August 19 is observed as World Photography Day, which aims to inspire photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world. Here is a look at photography over the years… On August 19, 2010 World Photo Day hosted its first global online gallery. This day is dedicated to the art, craft, science and history of photography.

World Photography Day inspires the photographers of world to share a single photo with a simple purpose of sharing their world with the world.

The first durable colour photograph was taken by Thomas Sutton in 1861. On the other hand, the first digital photograph was taken in 1957; almost 20 years before Kodak’s engineer invented the first digital camera. However, it was much later on August 19, 2010, when the World Photo Day hosted its first global online gallery.

People all around the globe have been celebrating World Photography Day ever since. In India, several colleges and institutions conduct photography contest on the World Photography Day on August 19.

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