If the digital revolution made it possible for anyone to become a photographer, then one can argue that Instagram has emerged as the ultimate space in which the masses showcase their art. Once shrugged off by the photographic elite, digital photography has finally come in to its own as a legitimate form in the last several years. And it feels like a good time to celebrate that fact.
Samsung Digital Imaging is holding a global competition inviting 32 Instagram stars from 8 countries to prove that their city is the most photogenic. Thirty-two Instagram stars from 8 countries will showcase the various features of the new web-enabled Galaxy camera over an 8-week timeframe. All photography will be released through an interactive platform. You can vote here.
VICE caught up with 8 of the photographers to profile their approach in an 8-part video series providing a glimpse into the process of the world’s most prolific (and followed) Instagrammers.
Round one? London vs. Amsterdam!
Jiri Siftar is representing London with 122,459 Instagram followers.
Freek Geurts is representing Amsterdam with 38,432 Instagram followers. Freek tours the streets of Amsterdam on his bike.
Photo Credit: flickr: Kitty De Jong