The origin of World Photography Day can be traced back to the 19th century. Two Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce developed ‘Daguerreotype’ in 1837. It was a photography process. The French Academy of Sciences officially endorsed the Daguerreotype on January 9th, 1839.
On August 19th, 1839, the French government acknowledged the invention and called it ‘a gift to the world’.
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