Monday, August 19, 2013

Happy World Photography Day 2013!

World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and 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".

In 2009, Korske Ara, a passionate young photographer from Australia launched the World Photography Day Project. At 21 years old, Korske had the dream to unite local and global communities in a worldwide celebration of photography. Korske says he believes that "photography has the power to tell stories, inspire generations and initiate change in the world."

On August 19th 2010, World Photography Day hosted it's first global online gallery. With 270 photographs shared and website visitors from over 100 countries, World Photography Day was born.

Whether you own a compact, digital SLR, film or phone camera, just take photos of your world on August 19th and share them on the World Photography Day 2013 Gallery or their Flickr gourp. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter to get more infomation about World Photography Day.

Selat Mosque Melaka by Khirmy Halim

Himalayas clad with snow by Harish Kumar

Poppies by Leanne Barnett

Busy Bee by Jennifer Cisney

His Passion by Colton Diabo

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