Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Welcome to the Pinhole Day website!

Anyone, anywhere in the world, who makes a pinhole photograph on the last Sunday in April, can scan it and upload it to this website where it will become part of the annual Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day celebration's online gallery.

The next pinhole day is April 25, 2021

The Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2020 online gallery is dedicated to Eric Renner, who passed away unexpectedly on April 9.

Since Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day and the Pinhole Day Gallery has always been primarily a virtual event we will continue to observe it on it’s traditional date, the last Sunday in April, this year on the 26th.

We’re saddened that the public events and gatherings that introduce new people to the magic of pinhole won’t be happening this year. This will have to be a return to our roots, as Zernike Au stated in his original suggestion in 2001, as “a day for pinholers around the world.”

In light of the difficulty the current crisis will make for film development in commercial labs and community dark rooms, we will extend the submission date to include your photograph in this year’s gallery until June 30th. If you can offer developing and safely exchange film, negatives and scans to others in your community, that would help people without those resources to participate.

We hope this will provide a small amount of normalcy during this extraordinary year, and we’ll look forward to seeing what the world looks like through a pinhole on April 26.