Young Photographer Starts a Global Photography Celebration Spanning Over 150 Countries

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Celebrated on August 19th, World Photography Day is the global photography celebration founded by Young Australian Photographer, Korske Ara. With community events being hosted around the world, World Photography Day is uniting the global photographic community at a local level.

World Photography Day Founder: Korske Ara

Korske Ara: World Photography Day Founder

I believe that photography has the power to tell stories, inspire generations and initiate change in the world.

In 2009, 21 year old Australian photographer, Korske Ara started the World Photography Day Project with a dream to unite local and global communities in a worldwide celebration of photography. Four years later, Korske’s project is reaching thousands of passionate photographers from over 150 countries.

“I believe that photography has the power to tell stories, inspire generations and initiate change in the world,” said Korske, the founder of World Photography Day.

“Today, we can share memories across the globe in seconds. Photography is an invention that has revolutionised the way we see the world. We can visit places without leaving our home. We can share adventures with friends in another city and we can watch grandchildren grow up thousands of kilometers away.”

“There was once a time when photography didn't exist.“

This August 19th, photographers across the globe are invited to share a glimpse of their world though the World Photography Day website:

Whether you capture memories with a phone, point-and-shoot or SLR, World Photography Day is about appreciating photography and the unique influence it has on our daily lives.

Korske Ara
Korske is a 25 year old Australian photographer with a background in Systems Administration, Network Management and Website Development. After leaving the IT industry to pursue his dream to become a photographer and writer, Korske has continued to use his previous experience in web infrastructure to develop the World Photography Day Project.

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