Photo: NASA Goddard, Earth
August 19 is World Photography Day, a day to pay homage to the history of photography, celebrate the present and leave a positive trail for the future.
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 process and a few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift free to the world. Thank you Louis Daguerre and thank you, France!
Planeta.com celebrates each year and challenges readers to translate ‘World Photography Day’ in another language.
Translating: August 19 is World Photography Day
Spanish: 19 de agosto es el Día Mundial de la Fotografía
French: 19 août est la Journée mondiale de Photographie
Afrikaans: 19 Augustus is Wêreld Photography Dag
Irish: Is 19 Lúnasa Lá Grianghrafadóireacht Domhanda
On a personal note, today I am savoring the rare satisfaction of uploading pics from the phone to #iphoto. There is a feeling of reward simplying emptying the pics from photo to computer. How 2019. There must be better ways of archiving and sharing pics. Suggestions are most welcome.
There must be better ways of archiving and sharing photos. Savoring the rare satisfaction of uploading pics from the phone to #iphoto but now what? #WorldPhotographyDay #WorldPhotographyDay2019 #DigitalLiteracy pic.twitter.com/JRGYWKOtEO
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) August 19, 2019
It's #WorldPhotographyDay… so let's celebrate with some of our favourite Peak District images! 📷📸😀
Share yours with us in the comments below! 👇 pic.twitter.com/qxa5vmiR2z
— Peak District National Park (@peakdistrict) August 19, 2019
— Martin Heigan (@MartinHeigan) August 19, 2016
— Woodland Trust (@WoodlandTrust) August 19, 2016
— UN Environment Programme (@UNEnvironment) August 19, 2016