Instagram is known for being a highly curated destination for photos and video, but a new trend has emerged at the end of the month when users dump all the content they didn’t post into a single carousel with no cohesive theme. The end-of-month dump is the new photo album? Sarah and Allen discuss the sociological phenomenon.
Also: It’s deja vu with COVID-19 images emerging from the calamity in India, the “Disaster Girl” meme photo sells as a NFT for $500k, Stephanie Hueon Tung writes about Asian-American erasure from the California Gold Rush, and a gorgeous photo of a family making dumplings nets Li Huaifeng the Photographer of the Year 2021 .
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- As Covid-19 Devastates India, Deaths Go Undercounted (via NYT)
- AFP staffer Money Sharma (@money_sharma)
- AFP staffer Sanjay Kanojia (@sanjaykanojia07)
- Photos Of The Coronavirus Surge In India (via Buzzfeed News)
- Photos: A Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19 in India (via The Atlantic)
- ‘Disaster Girl’ Meme NFT Sells for $500,000 (via NYT)
- The kid from “David After Dentist” is headed to college (via Vox)
- How Do Photographs Reveal a History of Asian American Erasure? (via Aperture)
- Family-meal image wins international food photo contest (via BBC)