World Photography Day 2021: History, Significance & Quotes

World Photography Day is celebrated every year on 19 August. The day is observed all over the world to celebrated the art, craft, science and history of photography.

Photography is a very important medium of storytelling. Moreover, it is one of the few mediums which can convey a feeling instantly and more effectively than words can. A photograph has the ability to capture a place, an emotion, an experience, an idea, and a moment in time.

World Photography Day: History

History of World Photography Day can be traced back to late 1830s when Louis Daguerre developed the first-ever photographic process by inventing the ‘daguerreotype’. According to, The French Academy of Sciences on 9 January, 1839, announced the process. It was followed by the French government announcing the invention as a gift free to the world on 19 August, 1839.

Therefore, 19 August is celebrated every year is World Photography Day.

World Photography Day: Significance

As mentioned above, Photography is one of the most significant storytelling medium. A good photograph is often timeless. One can appreciate it the day it was clicked and even after 50 years.

Being a visual medium, it also informs and makes us more aware about the world we live in.

World Photography Day 2021: Quotes

When words become unclear, I shall focus on photographs When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence Happy World Photography Day

“Indulging in Photography is like having a love affair with life.”

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know”

“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. Happy World Photography Day”

“There is one component the photo needs to contain, the humanity of the moment.”

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving What you have caught on film is captured forever It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything Happy World Photography Day”

“In images, there is a truth so delicate that it turns into greater reality than reality.”

“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling If you can’t feel what you’re looking at then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures Happy World Photography Day”

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