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Celebrating World Photography Day Across the World Through Diptychs That Bring Us Together

By August 19, 2019 August 22nd, 2019 Current News

 

© Soph (upper left) Jen Pollack Bianco (upper right) Josh Stansfield (lower left) and David Hand (lower right)

Cross-posted from Fstoppers
[by Anete Lusina]

Today is the annual World Photography Day, and what better way to celebrate the diversity of artists all over the world? Take a look at these diptychs that have captured similar scenes with vast differences from photographers who are worlds apart!

World Photography Day celebrates all the reasons why we feel the inkling of picking up that camera of ours and documenting the world all around us. Without this one crucial component bringing us together, it’s likely that none of our readers and writers would have met, in person or online,  or had that much in common! Going as far back as 1837, World Photography Day originates from the invention of Daguerreotype, which is a photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in France. However, why is it exactly August 19 to celebrate? That’s because this date commemorates the day French government purchased the patent for this photographic process and “announced the invention as a gift “free to the world”.

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