Everybody say “CHEEEESE” — it’s National Photography Month!
The word photography, derived from the Greek photos (meaning “light”) and graphein (meaning “to draw”), was first documented as far back as the 1830s. However, the term “camera” (originally referred to as “the camera obscura”) dates all the way back to around 500 BCE! (source: https://techtalk.currys.co.uk/infographics/dslr-camera-history/) With the passing of so much time, it’s safe to say photography has come a long way since then!
This month, join us as we celebrate our ability to capture and document special moments in our lives and share them with friends, family, and the wider community. If you are interested in learning more about photography, check out these books in our collection. Better snap them up before they’re gone!