World Photo Day - August 19
Mon, Aug 19, 2024

World Photo Day

A holiday for those who look at the world through a camera and see beauty even in ordinary things is celebrated on World Photo Day. Photographers from all over the world share pictures that they think deserve attention. This is an exciting day for everyone who loves looking at photos!

The History

In 1839, the French Academy of Sciences received a patent for the daguerreotype, an early photographic process that made it possible to create an image on a sheet of copper. In 1884, the process was improved and film was used instead of copper. By 1888, the familiar Kodak camera was developed. Since then, art has been available to everyone!

Digital photography is now open to us, but many famous photographers still use film, citing higher resolution and other reasons.

Interesting facts

  • The first digital camera was created in 1975;
  • According to very approximate statistics, humanity takes about 1 trillion photographs per year;
  • The first color photograph was taken in 1861;
  • The first flash designs used a mixture of aluminum and potassium chloride (there were cases where the mixture exploded);
  • The oldest image is over 200 years old – the author photographed the building with an exposure of more than 8 hours.

How to take part

Share your World Photo Day shots with others and get credit for your creativity! You can be a simple amateur – it does not matter at all.

If you want to approach the issue professionally, contact specialists, sign up for courses, and find like-minded people. Buy books about art and study carefully.

When is World Photo Day celebrated in 2024?

World Photo Day is observed on August 19 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday August 19 2024
Tuesday August 19 2025
Wednesday August 19 2026