There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment: Robert Frank.
The emotion behind these words by the former Swiss photographer has been guiding photographers worldwide. On August 19, we pay homage to the history of this silent art, that captures a moment in time, to leave a trail for the future.
World Photography Day originated in 1837 when Frenchman Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce invented the daguerreotype, a photographic process. On January 9, 1839 the French Academy of Sciences announced its operation and on August 19, 1839 the French government announced the invention as a ‘gift to the world’.
On this World Photography Day, 22-year-old Tirthankar Ghosh, an aspiring travel photographer, recalls his first memory of holding a camera at the age of 12. Drawing much inspiration