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The Art & Photography club of Kendriya Vidyalaya Air Force Station was launched on 19 August 2016 on the WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY: World Photo Day is an international photography event on August 19th that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities.

THE ORIGIN OF WORLD PHOTO DAY

How did we decide when we should host World Photo Day?

The date behind World Photo Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World”.

It should be noted that the Daguerreotype wasn’t the first permanent photographic image. In 1826, Nicèphore Nièpce captured the earliest known permanent photograph known as ‘View from the Window at Le Gras‘ using a process called Heliography.

August 19th, 1839 was chosen as the date behind World Photo Day based on the following historical merits:

Courtesy: http://worldphotoday.com/about

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