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Anagha Telang & Aditi Saraswat

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind (The famous American Photographer)

Every year on 19 August The World Photography day is observed across the globe. Not only photographers but people of all the fields celebrate this day with the same zeal and enthusisam. On this day every year people try to showcase their level of creativity and ideas throug photgraphs and presnt them to the world. 

This day aims to inspire photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world 

World Photo Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837.

On January 9, 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced the Daguerreotype process. On August 19, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “free to the world”.

The Daguerreotype wasn’t the first permanent photographic image. In 1826, Niepce captured the earliest known permanent photograph known as “View from the Window at Le Gras” using a process called heliography.

The first durable colour photograph was taken by Thomas Sutton in 1861. It was a set of three black-and-white photographs taken through red, green and blue filters. However, the photographic emulsions then in use were insensitive to the spectrum, so the result was very imperfect and the demonstration was soon forgotten. 

On August 19, 2010 World Photo Day hosted its first global online gallery. Almost 270 photographers shared their pictures and people from over 100 countries visited the website. This marked the first official, globally reaching World Photo Day. 

The Indian International Photographic Council, New Delhi under the guidance of its founder, Mr. O.P. Sharma reached out to various photographic luminaries to set a day to celebrate photography annually. The response was positive and the proposal was accepted in various countries. Since then, 19th of August is observed as World Photography Day all through the world.

The main  objective of World Photography Day is to encourage people to share their ideas, to encourage everyone to do their little to this area, to encourage people’s attention to spread the work of those people who have introduced the ideas of photography in the world. This day is celebrated so that people from different countries and cultures can come under a single roof and come to the same platform to organize photo exhibitions, competitions, lectures, workshops, seminars etc. This day not only remembers the person who contributed his share in the past, but inspires the next generation to participate in the guidance of scholars learned from this field and brush their skills.

On this world photography day News Crust introduces you to a brigade of young and creative photographers asking them about their favourite click and the story behind it.

Aarav Shah

"I clicked this photograph when i went on a trip to the world famous Pushkar fair with my friend. This picture is special to me because this trip is something i can never forget. As a photographer i had wonderful experinces at that place."

Bharat Verma


"I can feel the love of animals for each other in this click of mine. This photograph depict the friendship between these two monkeys and tha's why I love this picture."
Brijendra Singh


"I love this click of mine simply for one reason and that is the innocence of a child which can be seen clearly. He is a poor child but he carefree and only wants to play and enjoy."

Ekta Chauhan

"Without black no color has any depth, and that's the story of my life."

Mohit Shrivastav

I love to capture nature. I went on an outing with my friends and simply got a chance to capture this view without any efforts."

Ritwik Bakshi


"I saw this beautiful kid on a tea stall during my Agra trip. This face has got so much to express through those small eyes. I just love this face and click."

Shreya Pandey


"I can never go back amidst this fog and shoot the same Siberian birds again. It took me and these birds one full year to come back; to come back to break the serenity with their 'not so soothing voice. The morning called me to watch them come and break the monotony."

Suyash Bhatt


"This photo has something magical about it. This flame is powerful and energising. It has some sort of positive vibes in it, that's why I love this click of mine."

Vishnukant Tiwari

"For me this picture is very close to my heart. It is not often that everyone gets to look into the lens especially in the case of beggars and down trodden people. The man in the picture was so excited about this camera thing that he borrowed my watch for it saying it will make him look like a filmstar. I was able to fulfill his dream so it is my favourite picture till date."

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  1. Amazing work by all!!! Loved the beautiful pictures!