World Photography Day

World Photography Day 2022: History, Theme and significance


On August 19, the world celebrates World Photography Day to honour the art, craft, science, and history of photography. The day is also observed to honour photographers who can capture moments and produce amazing photographs. Photography is a form of art and one of the best mediums for storytelling, capturing the authenticity of time, light, memories, emotions, culture, history, and more. There is a photographer in each of us, and we are all connected to it; some prefer to capture wild animals in their frames, while others excel at taking selfies. On this occasion, netizens have flooded social media with captivating photographs to commemorate the occasion.


World Photography Day commemorates the invention of the Daguerrotype, a process developed in 1837 by the French artists and photographers Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce. The French Academy of Sciences effectively inked his idea, and on August 19, 1839, the process was gifted to the world. The celebration of World Photography Day, on the other hand, began in 1991 with the efforts of an Indian photographer, OP Sharma, who was able to bring together renowned photographers from all over the world on a single platform.

The theme of the day

This Day is celebrated with a different theme. This year’s theme is “Pandemic Lockdown through the Lens.”