Hosted on August 19th, World Photo Day is a global photography celebration that’s uniting local and global communities in a worldwide celebration of photography.

By using technology to connect with ordinary people that love taking photos World Photo Day is using those connections to promote a passion for photography that positively impacts our communities.

“Photography is a powerful method of communication that we can use to uplift, inspire and initiate change in our world”, says World Photo Day Founder, Korske Ara. “A picture is worth a thousand words and those words can be in any of the 6,500 languages on planet earth”.

World Photo Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World”.

With an estimated 4 billion cameras used around the world, 3.56 billion on smartphones, photography is more accessible today than ever before.

This August 19th, celebrate the joy of photography with the world. Find your best photo of the year and share it with the world at worldphotoday.com.

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