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19 Aug 2011

Happy World Photography Day


On August 19th, celebrate photography and share your world with the world!

World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre.  On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World.”

The official World Photography Day website encourages photographers to submit images from today up until 26 August for inclusion in an open gallery celebrating the joy of photos.

Image: Life Gallery (a amateur photographer of Suntown, China) by 小鼠拨土

From the 2011 World Photography Gallery (accepting uploads August 19-26)