Have been asked to do a little spell of ‘curating’ by Seattle based photographer Peter DiCampo on the ‘EverydayEverywhere’ Instagram feed. For two weeks in August/September (specifically 23rd August to September 5th) my task will be to select a couple of the best images each day from the various ‘Everyday’ feeds around the planet … and feature them on the world wide umbrella ‘EverydayEverywhere’ feed.
‘Everyday’ feeds have taken Instagram by storm since 2012 when Peter DiCampo and writer Austin Merrill founded @everydayafrica to showcase the best documentary images of the African Continent. It now has 159K followers. Various geographic feeds have spread around the world to include @everydayusa, @everydayvietnam, @everydayasia, @everydayeasterneurope, @everydaylatinamerica, @everydaymiddleeast, @everydayiran, @everydayegypt, @everydaydprk … and many many more.
‘EverydayEverywhere’ (@everydayeverywhere) has amassed just under sixty thousand followers since launch and is a visual feast of contemporary daily life images from around our planet.
My involvement came about as a member of Australia’s own ‘Everyday’ feed – @everydayaustralia – at the initial invitation of supremely talented photojournalist Andrew Quilty about six months ago. Our Australian ‘Everyday’ feed grew steadily in members, posts and followers until about two weeks ago when Instagram decided we were worthy of a spot on their ‘Suggested Users’ feature. Instagram says their “Suggested Users List is a dynamic list that highlights some of the top community members on Instagram”. In the last two weeks we have seen our number of followers skyrocket from a modest 3000 to almost 45K !! (We’re catching up with you @everydayeverywhere !)
My fellow contributors to @everydayaustralia are … Simone De Peak @simonedepeak, Nick Moir @nampix, Raphaela Rosella @raphaelarosella, Neda Vanovac @bookhopper, Glenn Campbell @glenn_campbell, Michael Wilson @michaelwwilson, Justine Muller @_justine_muller … and Dean Sewell @dean_sewell. My ‘handle’ is @brian_cassey.
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