People across the world celebrate August 19 as World Photography Day, an online platform where photographers, beginners or professionals, come together to share their world with the world.
World Photo Day basically honors the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837.
On January 9, 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced the Daguerreotype process. On August 19, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “free to the world”.
The first global online gallery was hosted on August 19, 2010 where 270 photographers shared their pictures and people from a hundred countries visited the website. That year onwards, August 19 is celebrated all over the world.
Here are some Pakistani photographers who pitched in to share their work as well as some people who shared the work of their favorite photographers for The World Photography Day on Twitter.
— S. (@someaningless) August 20, 2018
— Ethereal 🇵🇰 (@etherial0) August 19, 2018
Stunning! This place is in Balochistan!
— Discover Pakistan 🇵🇰 | پاکستان (@PakistanNature) August 19, 2018
— Usman (@Usman_Sayss) August 19, 2018
— Zahran CR (@ZahranCR) August 19, 2018