World Photo Day 2016

18 August 2016

Industry news

If you love taking photographs share them this 19 August with World Photo Day and join in a global celebration of photography.

In a world with millions of pictures uploaded every minute, World Photo Day is inspiring thousands of photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.

Hosted on 19 August, World Photo Day is a global photography celebration that’s uniting local and global communities in a worldwide celebration of photography. By using technology to connect with ordinary people that love taking photos World Photo Day is using those connections to promote a passion for photography that positively impacts our communities.

“Photography is a powerful method of communication that we can use to uplift, inspire and initiate change in our world”, says World Photo Day Founder, Korske Ara. “A picture is worth a thousand words and those words can be in any of the 6,500 languages on planet earth”.

World Photo Day originates from the invention of the daguerreotype, the world's first commercially successful photographic process. On 9 January, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on 19 August, 1839, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift 'Free to the World', although England and Wales was excepted.

With an estimated 4 billion cameras used around the world, 3.56 billion on smartphones, photography is more accessible today than ever before. Celebrate the joy of photography with the world. Find your best photo of the year and share it with the world at