World Photography Day observed on August 19


  • World Photography Day 2022 is being observed on August 19, under the theme of “Pandemic Lockdown through the lens.” 
  • This day is observed annually and it focuses on art, craft and science of photography. 
  • The day celebrates how a picture catches the essence, emotion and mood of moment in time.
World Photography Day:
  • It is an annual event, that is celebrated worldwide. 
  • It is the celebration of art, craft, science and history of photography. 
  • Photography has become an ever-increasing medium to express and appreciate the people worldwide. It creates memories and passages to cherish and revisit.
  • The World Photography Day marks its origin to 19th century when two Frenchmen Joseph Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre ‘Daguerreotype’. 
  • It was a process associated with photography. 
  • French Academy of Sciences officially endorsed the daguerreotype in 1839.