World Photo Day

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World Photo Day

World Photo Day

World Photo Day is a global event that’s aspiring to create positive change in the world through photography. Globally, we’ve committed to working with organisations and individuals to raise awareness, and raise vital funds for the work they do in our communities. We’ve pledged 10% of our total gross annual revenue (not just our profits) to support organisations and individuals that are inspiring positive change in our world. Some projects like our photo books have higher commitments, with up to 100% going to our positive change fund recipients. The date behind World Photo Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process 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.” August 19th, 1839 was chosen as the date for World Photo Day based on the following historical merits:

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