World Photo Day

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This photograph, the oldest known in the world, represent a Dutch engraving showing a man leading a horse. It was made by the French inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1825.

World Photo Day or World Photography Day is an observance day held annually across the world on 19th August. It is an international event all about photography, a celebration of 175 years since the first photographic process; that celebrates the passion for photography in various communities.

In 1837, it originated after the invention of the Daguerreotype photographic processes, developed by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, who usually credited as the inventor of photography and Louis Daguerre, who was a French artist and photographer. This day was first formally proposed on August 19 in 1839 by the Government of France.

Commons

Wikimedia Commons (or simply Commons) is the biggest online database of 32 million freely usable media files, including images and sound, to which anyone can contribute, and run as one of the project by the Wikimedia Foundation.

In March 2004, the project was proposed by Erik Möller and launched on September 7, 2004. It maintains images in three processes like Featured pictures, Quality images and Valued images. And since 2006, the site held its inaugural “Picture of the Year” competition.

To share your world with the world!

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This photograph, the oldest known in the world, represent a Dutch engraving showing a man leading a horse. It was made by the French inventor Nicéphore Niépce in 1825.

A global community named World Photo Day is inspiring thousands of photographers across the world to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world. This gives facilities to share someone’s photograph with the community, and there is no requirement of particular equipment and skills.

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