From Cape Town to Copenhagen, Madrid to Miami: The Instagramers Gallery will change the ways we see, record, and share our world. The site will be the largest digital photography collection ever and is based on the simple premise: “Know the world. Share your world.” This is not a social network; rather a thriving art community where audiences tag photos they like most to recognize photographers and their visions of the world. A physical gallery located in the arts district, will support the web gallery. A second gallery will open in Madrid in early 2014. The spaces will offer seminars, talks, events, and exhibitions around Instagram photography. The galleries will offer unique glimpses into world around us, told through digital photos and it is created by two Spain-based artists and social innovators: Phil Gonzalez & Jorge Martinez.
The “Instagramers Photo Prize” of $100,000 will be largest photography prize to date: This prize will be awarded by a jury comprised of well-known personalities in the worlds of photography, art, communications and new technologies. Competition begins on December 16th, 2013, and ends April 30th, 2014 and the winning image will be chosen from the daily “Photo-Day Prize” finalists. Open to all Instagram users worldwide registered with InstagramersGallery.com, users can access the galley free of charge, and must choose the best images to be uploaded, as the program only allows the upload of one image per day. To facilitate the search of images, photos will be categorized by: nature, sport, technology, people, travel, cities, beauty, art, family, landscapes, animals or music. Users can also search by “most liked,” country, artists or date of submission.