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World Photography Day 2021

World Photography Day 2021

Every year, World Photography Day is celebrated on August 19th to celebrate the art, craft, science, and history of photography across the world.


  • The main purpose of this day is to promote photography as a hobby and also inspire photographers around the globe to share a single photo with the rest of the world.


  • World Photo Day marks the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837.
  • In 2010, The first official World Photo Day was observed.
  • In the year 1939, the French govt brought the patent of the Daguerreotype process and announced the invention as a gift “free to the world”.

World Photography Day: Quotes

  • “What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld
  • “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud
  • “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams
  • “Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell.” – Kim Edwards


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