19 August 2012 :: World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift "Free to the World". With the help of Photography our knowledge about any thing & every thing of the Universe has increased leaps and bound. This is the day to pay tributes and remember the inventore and pioneers of photography and highlight their contributions.