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World Photography Day 2022, Theme, History & Significance

World Photography Day 2022: Every year World Photography Day is celebrated on the 19th of August. To celebrate one of the most important art forms Photography, World Photography Day is observed. Photography is a means to express one’s emotions and personal expression. There is a famous saying which is rightly said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes photographs convey a feeling more effectively than words. For many people, Photography is their hobby as well as passion. Since the early 19th century the Photography industry is progressing and achieving milestones. Today Digital Photography has replaced all the older versions of Photography because of the advancement in camera technology. In this article, we have discussed the History, Significance, and Theme of  World Photography Day 2022.

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World Photography Day 2022: History

A Photographic process named “Daguerreotype” was developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in the year 1837. Earlier people represented scenes through drawing or painting by hand. In this process a highly detailed image was created on a sheet of copper. The sheet was then coated with a thin coat of silver. In this process there was no use of negative. This was the first method for obtaining a permanent image with a camera. The development  Daguerreotype became an immediate success that was relatively inexpensive and accurate method. It did not take time for the photographic studios to get established all over the world. The French Academy of Sciences announced the process Daguerreotype on 9th January 1839. The Government of France acquired the patent for the invention and gave it as a gift, “free to the world.” The first durable colored photograph was taken in the year 1861. The first digital photograph was invented in 1957.

World Photography Day 2022: Significance

World Photography Day is commemorated to celebrate the tremendous growth attained by the photography industry. Photography is a means through which stories, ideas, place, experience, and moments are captured and preserved as a memory. One of the means to know about the History and all other facts related to past is through Photography. The moments get captured and remain immortal for generations.

World Photography Day is marked to motivate the young generation to choose Photography as their career option. Photography brings out the talent and creativity that sometimes get hidden and one does not get to know about it. There are many themes under which one can train themselves such as wildlife photography, nature photography, etc. World Photography Day 2022 can be celebrated by capturing your best photo and post it on Instagram using the hashtag #WorldPhotographyDay.

World Photography Day 2022: Theme

The theme for World Photography Day 2022 is “Pandemic Lockdown through the lens”. The Theme highlights that how we see the pandemic lockdown through the lens means the camera. Lockdown was imposed due to the corona virus pandemic and in that period of time many individuals learned the skill of photography.

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FAQs: World Photography Day 2022

Q.1 When is World Photography Day 2022 observed?

Ans. World Photography Day 2022 is observed on August 19, 2022.

Q.2 What is the theme for World Photography Day 2022?

Ans. The Theme for World Photography Day 2022 is “Pandemic Lockdown through the lens”.

Q.3 When was the first durable colored photograph taken?

Ans. The first durable colored photograph was taken in the year 1861.

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