World Photography Day was first celebrated in August 19, 2010. The project was initiated on 2009 and had asked people all over the world to share pictures “with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.”
August 19 was selected as day as on this day in the year 1839, the government of France purchased the patent of Daguerreotype, world’s first practical photographic process. The French government bought the patent and released it the invention as a gift “free to the world”.
Daguerreotype was developed by Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837. The Daguerreotype, however, was not the first permanent photographic process. Nièpce in 1826, captured the earliest permanent photograph using a technique known as Heliography.
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