Instagram is getting into the analog curating game. On September 18th, the photo sharing network opened two small exhibitions at “Photoville” in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Now in its third year of converting shipping containers into mini-galleries, “Photoville” is a scrappy DIY event, which makes it an odd choice for the billion-dollar company, Instagram.
However, “The Everyday Projects” and “Here in the World: Voices of Instagram” share Photoville’s focus on community and activism. The two exhibitions showcase images from underseen artists from around the world. In particular, “The Everyday Projects” highlights Instagram feeds like @everydayiran and @everydayjamaica which present daily life and beauty in regions that the privileged are used to only seeing as places filled with strife, poverty and war.
“Photoville,” Sep 18 – Sep 28, Brooklyn Bridge Park. (Photo: Nana Kofi Acquah @AFRICASHOWBOY)