August 19th is World Photography Day

“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.” (more)

Take a photo of your day on August 19th and share it here on Flickr. Make sure you tag it worldphotographyday.

Happy World Photography Day

World Photography Day

Panning Morning Cyclist

The images above are all from previous World Photography Days and the image below is a daguerreotype from George Eastman House.

Albert Sands Southworth

Photos from TheDreamSky, G’s memories, ramesh_lalwani, and George Eastman House.

Thanks Louis!

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