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St. John College celebrates photography day

By EMN Updated: Aug 20, 2019 12:24 am

Dimapur, Aug. 19 (EMN): World Photography Day 2019 was celebrated by students of St John College in Dimapur. The college’s photography club organised an exhibition in the college’s lobby on August 19, updates stated.
The college issued on Monday a press release informing about the programme.
According to the press release, the exhibition comprised an array of photographs ‘portraying serene and pristine nature, the unadulterated, pollution free vegetation, and the culture and customs of people of Nagaland’ among

The exhibition also portrayed a series of inspiring and motivational photographs ‘reflecting the inner psyche of the photographers highlighting the path of spirituality and redemption,’ the college stated.

The collection included some photographs by the college’s principal besides those submitted by budding photographers from the college’s photography club, the press release stated.

“The exhibition also displayed posters throwing light on the significance of photography, its origin, advantages, uses, quick facts and above all the emotional, mental and financial gains of choosing photography as a prospective career option for an individual,” the institution added.

According to, World Photography Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography. Since the early 19th century, photography has become an ever-increasing medium of personal expression and appreciation for countless people around the world.

‘A photograph has the ability to capture a place; an experience; an idea; a moment in time. For this reason, it’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Photographs can convey a feeling faster than, and sometimes even more effectively than words can. A photograph can make the viewer see the world the way the photographer sees it,’ the website stated. The Economic Times also states that World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837.

On January 9, 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced the Daguerreotype process. On August 19, the French government purchased the patent and announced the invention as a gift “free to the world,” the Economic Times reported.

‘On August 19, 2010 World Photo Day hosted its first global online gallery. Almost 270 photographers shared their pictures and people from over 100 countries visited the website. This marked the first official, globally reaching World Photo Day,’ the report stated.

By EMN Updated: Aug 20, 2019 12:24:34 am