- Congress isn’t too keen on Facebook starting a cryptocurrency 4 Years Ago
- Keanu Reeves could join the MCU, according to Kevin Feige Today 8:02 AM
- How to watch the U.S. women vs. Sweden online for free Today 7:00 AM
- What were these QAnon fans doing posing at Guantanamo Bay? Today 6:30 AM
- How to watch the 2019 NBA Draft online for free Today 6:00 AM
- Ta-Nehisi Coates dismantles Mitch McConnell’s anti-reparations argument Wednesday 7:52 PM
- Whoopi Goldberg stirs debate over her opinion regarding Bella Thorne’s nudes Wednesday 7:04 PM
- Joe Biden really, really hates raves Wednesday 6:02 PM
- RIP to the Twitter geotagging feature that no one actually used Wednesday 5:14 PM
- Facebook contractors reveal the horrors of moderating graphic content Wednesday 4:42 PM
- Prosecutor almost directly quoted Bible in trial against man who helped migrants Wednesday 4:05 PM
- TikTok’s time warp videos get it twisted Wednesday 4:03 PM
- Is a ‘Stranger Things’ and Fortnite crossover event going to happen? Wednesday 3:55 PM
- YouTube reportedly thinking about moving all kids content off the main site Wednesday 3:50 PM
- AOC calls out Democrats for tone-deaf Beyoncé tweet Wednesday 3:15 PM
These gorgeous photos will put your filtered selfies to shame.
In 1837 two Frenchmen by the name of Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre invented the great-great-great-grandfather of the selfie when they created the photographic process known as the Daguerreotype. For two years the duo perfected their technique before the French government bought the patent on Aug. 19, 1839, and democratized image creation forever by releasing the rights as a “gift to the world.”
Nearly two centuries later, photography has evolved to become one of the most versatile forms of art in existence. Everything from the shows we watch to the pics we post to Instagram can trace their lineage back to those men. In an effort to celebrate just how far photography has come, an ambitious young Australian by the name of Korske Ara began the holiday known as World Photo Day on Aug. 19, 2010.
Since then, the celebration on the anniversary of the Daguerrotype’s release has evolved to become an all-out bonanza. This year we chose to take part by inviting our readers to share some of their favorite images with us on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #DDWorldPhotoDay. Photos poured in from around the globe and reminded us that sometimes getting away from screens is a good thing.
A photo posted by Ren Delgado (@karrendelgado) on
A photo posted by thanos_haramis (@thanos_haramis) on
A photo posted by S A N D E R . H O W A R D 🚶🏼 (@__sander__) on
A photo posted by Adam Fogel (@adamfogelphotography) on
Photo via Greg Seals
Greg Seals is a former social media producer and contributing writer for the Daily Dot. He specializes in creating and covering viral content on platforms that include Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.