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Wednesday, 28 September 2022 09:37 GMT

World Photography Day Celebrated In Srinagar

(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer)

Srinagar- On the occasion of world photography, a meet up was held at Khanqah e Maula to celebrate the day. The event served as an opportunity for photographers and journalists to come together and showcase their work.

In a first, the meet up was organized by Pexels in the Kashmir valley, coordinated by Syed Qaarif Andrabi, a freelance photographer.

The participating photographers were given one hour to click pictures and upload on . Ten photography enthusiasts took part in the event.

Photographers aspiring to take part in the contest can send their entries by 1st September, 2022.

After the last date for submitting the entries is over, the photographers securing first three positions will be awarded a cash prize of 600 US Dollars.

World Photography Day is commemorated every year on 19 August. On this day, photography enthusiasts come together to celebrate the art of photography.

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 the year 1837. It was a photography process. The French Academy of Sciences officially endorsed the Daguerreotype on 9 January, 1839.

On 19 August, 1839, the French government acknowledged the invention and called it 'a gift to the world'.

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