The World Photo Day team chose the 19th of August to celebrate photography because it was the date the French gobernment bought the patent of the daguerrotype “as a gift free to the world” (http://worldphotoday.com/about). And we all thank them for that!
This page opens a section to submit one picture per photographer for a week. You may be an amateour photographer or profesional, as long as you love your camera, you are welcome to celebrate this day. And I just find amazing how many pictures from all over the world you can already find in the page.
You may see the picture I uploaded by clicking here. It’s one of the Demons from Senegal that I share on a previous post.