On August 19, 1839 at a meeting of the French Academy of Science in Paris, Louis Daguerre presented the process of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process he developed. After the presentation, the French government announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World.”

The process became widely accepted and it gained popularity and this marked the beginning of modern era of photography. August 19, the day the daguerreotype went public is considered as the World Photography Day.

World Photography Day is about celebrating the ability we have to communicate though this powerful visual medium. A photograph has the power to tell stories, freeze memories, inspire generations, initiate change and the ability to change the world. Like the common saying that “a picture is worth more than a thousand words”.

As part of the effort to grow the photography industry in Nigeria, we have decided to celebrate the World Photography Day in Nigeria for the first time on Monday August 19, 2013. With series of events lined up for the day, we invite photographers, photo enthusiast, amateur and photo hobbyist to join in this year’s celebration.

This events will feature:

1. Community Photo-walk which is expected to kicked off with an address by His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola at the Freedom Park to hundreds of photographers and enthusiasts after which a walk will commence to the historic sites on Lagos Island, followed by an Interactive session at the Freedom Park.

2. Interactive session will entail discussions on the history of photography in Nigeria till date and the future.

3. Photography Exhibition titled, `Photography and Humanity` will feature veteran and new photographers who would display varying aspects of photography which include Art, Wedding, Culture, Religion, Fashion, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sport, Still life etc.

Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Island
Time: 10am prompt
Fee: Free

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Organized by: Bliss Media Limited

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