If like us, you love photography you’ll probably be aware of today’s event. Whether you’ve invested in professional equipment or just enjoy capturing images on your mobile phone whilst out and about at the weekends – #WorldPhotographyDay is a day for anybody to share their favourite photographs and celebrate the art and power of photography!
The main aim of World Photography Day is to connect people and raise awareness through the use of photography.
Founded in 2009 by the Australian photographer Korske Ara, the date of the 19th was chosen to celebrate World Photo Day as it is the date that the patent of the daguerreotype (an early method of photography) was purchased by the French government, it is also the same day as World Humanitarian Day.
From humble beginnings, with just 250 people signing up to participate in 2010, World Photography Day now reaches a global audience of 500 million. Participants have the opportunity to share their photographs and raise awareness of the issues that are important to them and their communities.
Photography fans can participate in a number of ways, from sharing their best photographs on social media, entering competitions, purchasing one of World Photo Day’s books or by donating via the website.
Inspirational Photographers to follow:
The human brain is much more adept at absorbing visual information than written, or even verbal formats. Despite the well-known phrase, “don’t judge a book by its cover”, human beings are naturally visual creatures, and it is in our nature to make first impressions from the images we see.