Aug. 19 - Sep 9, 2021
Open to All
August 19 is World Photography Day
World Photo Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography. It is also a great excuse to share photos with the world. What better way to celebrate than joining our Photo Contest?
The soft click of the camera, a flash of light and a moment in time captured forever. A photo is a way to feel the emotion and context of that exact moment.
Make it snappy!
2021 Theme: Rendez-Vous
Submit up to three (3) of your best photos
between Aug. 19 and Sep. 9
Email your photo(s) to:
Email Title: Your first and last names
Email up to 3 photos separately and add a number for each email (1,2, or 3), for ex. Jane Doe 1
Each photo should be tagged using the following pattern:
The photos must be high resolution. Low resolution / low quality photos will not be considered.
Meet our Jury:
Kshama Rajneesh - Professional Photographer
Jackie Tiryakian - Professional Artist
Emily Jees - Professional Artist
History of Photography Day
Daguerre sold the idea to the French Academy of Sciences, which purchased the patent and subsequently gifted the process to the world on 19 August 1839.
View of the Boulevard du Temple, taken by Daguerre in 1838 in Paris, includes the earliest known photograph of a person. The image shows a busy street, but because the exposure had to continue for several minutes the moving traffic is not visible. At the lower right, however, a man apparently having his boots polished, and the bootblack polishing them, were motionless enough for their images to be captured. There is also a young girl looking out of a window at the camera.
1787 – 1851