In late June 2021, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri declared that the service was no longer a photo sharing app, and that the team was focused on “Creators, Video, Shopping and Messaging.” While most of the world shrugged, some photographers expressed outrage at what seemed like a betrayal of the medium that put them on the map. In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah and Allen discuss the implications for photographers and whether Glass – a new, subscription-based photo sharing app – can fill the void.
Also: Ed Templeton photographs Jonah Hill for GQ, and Professor Michael Lesy goes nostalgic with found photos from the 1970s.
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- Head of Instagram says Instagram is no longer a photo sharing app (via The Verge)
- Burbn’s Funding Goes Down Smooth (via TechCrunch)
- Instagram Filters Through Suitors To Capture $7 Million In Funding Led By Benchmark (via TechCrunch)
- The 26-Year-Old VC Who Cashed In On Instagram (via Forbes)
- Glass is a Subscription-Based Photo Sharing App for Photographers (via PetaPixel)
- Through the looking GLASS (via OM)
- GQ Style Cover: Photographer Ed Templeton on Shooting Jonah Hill
- Ed Templeton (@ed.templeton)
- Photos from 1970s America (via WashPo)
- Beijing Silvermine