I don't know if there's really such a thing, but I found this article below:

World Photography Day is observed on August 19 each year. The day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre which was announced by the French Academy of Sciences on January 9, 1839. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift to the “Free World.”

Not one event or occasion is complete without the taking of photographs, whether it is a wedding, birthday, anniversary, reunion, or just a simple group photograph.

Photographs are the best reminders of special events in the past.

From the old cameras of yesteryears to the digital cameras of today, we recognize how special photography is. Today, places, events, and people are digitally recorded wherever we turn.

From slick camera phones to pocket point and shoots, we can record the good, the bad, and the unpleasant with photos we capture on the run. We also have the traditional photograph albums. For many, without picture albums, memory lane would not be such a fun trip.

We sometimes take our photographs for granted but we must remember to take into consideration that there was once a time when photographs did not exist and when those precious memories and moments could not be captured, uploaded, and shared.

So, Happy World Photography Day then....I guess.


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