An Insta-Famous Photographer Collected, But Didn’t Deliver

An Insta-Famous Photographer Collected, But Didn’t Deliver

Ryan Shorosky, photographer and long-haul trucker, built a significant Instagram following while driving a semi around the country. We he made some of his scenic images featuring his signature technicolor skies available for sale, many of his fans jumped at the opportunity. But as the months went by, and the excuses piled on, people started to get suspicious. VICE tracked down some of the victims and Shorosky himself. Is it a case of fraud, or unexpected success coupled with an itinerant life that made fulfillment difficult?

Also on the show: Ken Light published a new book documenting an “empire in decline,” Twitter bans a PhD researcher for posting an image of Bree Newsome taking down a confederate flag, a stunning photo of Simone Biles and other Olympic photos, and who says NYC is a cold, heartless place???

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Allen Murabayashi is the co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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