It’s World Photography Day, and we’re celebrating!
The day is meant to celebrate the power of photography. August 19 honors the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photography process developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837, according to World Photo Day. It was first announced in January 1839 to the public by the French Academy of Sciences, and on August 19, 1939, the French government bought the patent for the photography process. However, it announced that the invention would be “free to the world.”
The Daguerreotype process is considered the first “practical” photography practice and the release of photography to the wider public, though the first permanent picture was taken in 1826 using a process called Heliography.
This is the seventh World Photo Day, and we’re celebrating by sharing some of our favorite summer photos taken by FOX 61 photographers and reporters.
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