Instagram Photo Exhibition Opens in Columbus

For the event Columbus Museum of Art and the Instagram community #JJ selected 320 images from 45,000 submitted.

A new exhibition, “Mobile Photo Now,” which contains work of 240 photographers, opened last week at the Columbus Museum of Art. Last October, the museum and the Instagram community #JJ announced a competition, asking Instagram users to submit photos in four separate categories: portrait, street art, black and white, and community. More than five thousand people sent about 45, 000 images hoping to win a slot in the exhibition in Columbus.

“Mobile Photo Now” will feature 320 photos taken by more than 240 photographers from 40 countries. It’s going to be the largest collection of global photography ever presented by a museum,” said Jennifer Poleon, digital communications director at the museum. “Instagram can act as a small window into the lives of people who live thousands of miles away. Each image can pinpoint a physical location. When you connect the geographic dots in the way that has been done for this exhibit, you get a figurative — and literal — global picture”.

The show will be open until March 22nd, and images can also be viewed on the website of the museum.


{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_argentina.jpg”, “text”: “@Rominaressia, Argentina” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_australia.jpg”, “text”: “@ozsmurf, Australia” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_brazil.jpg”, “text”: “@deni_perez, Brasil” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_france.jpg”, “text”: “@Cheers_kiki, France” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_iran.jpg”, “text”: “@Arashrimus, Iran” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_HongKong.jpg”, “text”: “@edmond99, Hong Kong” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_italy.jpg”, “text”: “@io_michelle, Italy” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_lebanon.jpg”, “text”: “@Gee961, Lebanon” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_russia.jpg”, “text”: “@volgame, Russia” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_spain.jpg”, “text”: “@Nico_lauet, Spain” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_uk.jpg”, “text”: “@willgortoa, Great Britain” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_ukraine.jpg”, “text”: “@juliettafromwonderland, Ukraine” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_usa.jpg”, “text”: “@rballantine, USA” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_norvey.jpg”, “text”: “@tfbird, Norway” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_mexiko.jpg”, “text”: “@Domingoxlatarde, Mexico” },
{ “img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/MPN_canada.jpg”, “text”: “@phraction_street, Canada” }

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