World Photography Day (19/08)

Photography is a unique phenomenon, because photographs can capture ongoing events, interesting moments, beautiful places, favorite faces, moments that will never happen again ... Thanks to them, you can return to the past, because looking at photos, we remember many wonderful moments of life. In addition, for some, photography is not just a hobby, but also a profession and even an art.

Therefore, it is not surprising that this phenomenon also has its own personal holiday - World Photography Day, which all photographers (both amateurs and professionals) and connoisseurs of this art celebrate annually on August 19. And it was established in 2009 at the initiative of an Australian photographer named Korske Ara.

The date of the holiday was chosen due to the fact that on this day in 1839 the general public was presented with a method for obtaining a print of a photo - a daguerreotype, a prototype of a photograph. This invention belongs to Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, from whom the French government bought the patent for such a promising innovation, and it proclaimed his invention a "gift to the world." After all, Daguerre's invention was the first step towards photography as a public "technology".