World Photography Day is celebrated on August 19 each year.

The aim of World Photography Day is to create awareness, share ideas and encourage people to take up photography.

From preparing delicacies to decorating in-house temples, devotees celebrate the day with fervour and enthusiasm.

It also serves as a motivating day for enthusiasts to pursue photography as a career.

World Photography Day is a day to celebrate the art and craft of photography and the passion that people have for this genre.

The day also recognizes how the purpose of the medium has evolved from documenting historic events to a mode for personal fulfilment and memory creation.

Two years later on January 9, 1939, the daguerreotype was officially endorsed by the French Academy of Sciences.

Seven months later on August 19, 1839, the French government is believed to have purchased the patent for the device.