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The highly anticipated matchups between soccer clubs Real Madrid (@realmadrid) and FC Barcelona (@fcbarcelona) are so hotly contested, they are given their own name: El Clásico. Watch our Instagram story now to see how the Real Madrid players get ready for the big game. The highly anticipated matchups between soccer clubs Real Madrid (@realmadrid) and FC Barcelona (@fcbarcelona) are so hotly contested, they are given their own name: El Clásico. Watch our Instagram story now to see how the Real Madrid players get ready for the big game. ⚽️
A herd of goats race the setting sun in Madurai, India. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @sreevathsav
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Golden braids match golden cornfields in Veracruz, Mexico <span class="emoji emoji1f33d"></span> #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @luzzy_luu
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After 25 years of work, one of the greatest wilderness conservation success stories in history ...
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After 25 years of work, one of the greatest wilderness conservation success stories in history came to fruition — and photographer Jimmy Chin (@jimmy_chin) was there to document it. Tompkins Conservation, a wilderness protection organization founded by Kris Tompkins and the late Doug ... After 25 years of work, one of the greatest wilderness conservation success stories in history came to fruition — and photographer Jimmy Chin (@jimmy_chin) was there to document it.
Tompkins Conservation, a wilderness protection organization founded by Kris Tompkins and the late Doug Tompkins, made the largest private-to-public land donation in history. The one million acres (405,000 hectares) of land donated by the Tompkins, along with the 10 million (4,050,00 hectares) pledged by the Chilean government, will create five new national parks and expand three others in Chile. “It’s incredibly beautiful terrain and landscapes — coastline, rainforest, glaciated mountains,” says Jimmy, who spent time exploring the vast, now-protected land during the official signing of the agreement between Kris and Chilean president Michelle Bachelet in March.
“Kris and Doug were so passionate about this land and understood its value — not for utilitarian, human needs, but its inherent value to exist on this planet,” says Jimmy. “Humans are so anthropocentric; we think about how things fulfill our needs. But wilderness is above that. It’s beyond us.” #EarthDay 🌎
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Photographer Ragnhild Vaaler Furulund (@ragnhildsvisuelledesign) found the perfect curtain ...
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Photographer Ragnhild Vaaler Furulund (@ragnhildsvisuelledesign) found the perfect curtain to filter the morning light in Norway. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @ragnhildsvisuelledesign Photographer Ragnhild Vaaler Furulund (@ragnhildsvisuelledesign) found the perfect curtain to filter the morning light in Norway. #TheWeekOnInstagram
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Passersby stop to watch a dramatic storm roll in off the coast of Itamaracá Island in Brazil. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo ...
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Passersby stop to watch a dramatic storm roll in off the coast of Itamaracá Island in Brazil. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @ytallobarreto Passersby stop to watch a dramatic storm roll in off the coast of Itamaracá Island in Brazil. #TheWeekOnInstagram
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A good splash in the suburbs stars in our #BoomerangOfTheWeek. On a rainy day in New York City, photo editor Kruti Kothari (@o_bani_thani) ventured to New Jersey to visit with a friend over a cup of coffee. “The sun came out just before sunset and gave everything new life. All the kids were running ... A good splash in the suburbs stars in our #BoomerangOfTheWeek. On a rainy day in New York City, photo editor Kruti Kothari (@o_bani_thani) ventured to New Jersey to visit with a friend over a cup of coffee. “The sun came out just before sunset and gave everything new life. All the kids were running out of their houses with a sense of freedom after a long day at home,” says Kruti. “Adulthood is so much about issues that we forget to lose ourselves in simple joy.”
Add #BoomerangOfTheWeek to your next Boomerang’s caption — yours might show up here on @instagram.
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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPnaturalbeauty Our planet is a timeless source of discovery, wonder ...
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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPnaturalbeauty Our planet is a timeless source of discovery, wonder and inspiration. This weekend, let’s celebrate Earth’s beauty. Here are a few tips to get you started: Spend time in a majestic landscape. Mountains, beaches, plains, forests — our land ... Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPnaturalbeauty
Our planet is a timeless source of discovery, wonder and inspiration. This weekend, let’s celebrate Earth’s beauty.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
Spend time in a majestic landscape. Mountains, beaches, plains, forests — our land is diverse and grand, and it would take lifetimes to experience it all. How much can you capture within the frame of one photograph or video? Look for action and movement within the larger scene.
Focus on the smaller details. Our planet may be vast, but there are millions of tiny, beautiful moments playing out in front of us every day: a blooming flower pushing through the cracks in the sidewalk, a trickle of water feeding a small pool in the forest or a tree swaying gently in the breeze.
Keep an eye out for how nature weaves its way into man-made scenes. City and country alike have their own elements of natural beauty.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPnaturalbeauty hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
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At 16 years old, Morgan Hipworth (@bistromorgan) has dreamed up over 2,000 doughnut flavors and ...
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At 16 years old, Morgan Hipworth (@bistromorgan) has dreamed up over 2,000 doughnut flavors and opened his own shop, Bistro Morgan, in Windsor, Australia. Unlike most entrepreneurs dealing with the demands of their first business, Morgan is also a full-time high school student. “One ... At 16 years old, Morgan Hipworth (@bistromorgan) has dreamed up over 2,000 doughnut flavors and opened his own shop, Bistro Morgan, in Windsor, Australia. Unlike most entrepreneurs dealing with the demands of their first business, Morgan is also a full-time high school student. “One of the biggest challenges is time management, managing my time inside of school and getting as much homework as I can done,” he says. “I’m always working around that.” But seeing people take a big bite or shoot one of Morgan’s signature syringes of filling — a concept he created to stand out — is worth the energy and effort. “Food plays such an active part in people’s lives,” says Morgan. “It can determine their mood or how their day is going. I love being a part of that.” #MadeToCreate
Watch Morgan make some of his signature creations right now on our Instagram story!
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“I was curious to know what drove people to fight against their neighbors,” says photojournalist ...
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“I was curious to know what drove people to fight against their neighbors,” says photojournalist Nicole Tung (@nicoletung), who started covering conflict in 2011 amid revolutions in North Africa. More recently, she’s documented the mass displacement of civilians as Iraqi forces battled ... “I was curious to know what drove people to fight against their neighbors,” says photojournalist Nicole Tung (@nicoletung), who started covering conflict in 2011 amid revolutions in North Africa. More recently, she’s documented the mass displacement of civilians as Iraqi forces battled to retake Mosul from the Islamic State and the daily violence faced by residents of Aleppo, Syria. Nicole covers combat zones, but her focus is on how war affects the most vulnerable, bringing sensitivity and context to fast-changing and dire situations. “You have to show the reality and also not make it this horrible exposé, dramatic thing — which it is,” she says, “but I don’t want it to be sensational.”
Today in Washington, D.C., the International Women’s Media Foundation (@theiwmf) is recognizing Nicole’s work with an honorable mention for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award.
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“Child marriage is a root cause for a lot of the issues that girls face,” says photojournalist Stephanie ...
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“Child marriage is a root cause for a lot of the issues that girls face,” says photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair (@stephsinclairpix). Her ongoing 15-year series “Too Young to Wed” (@tooyoungtowed) sheds light on the challenges girls face — cyclical poverty, curtailed education, psychological ... “Child marriage is a root cause for a lot of the issues that girls face,” says photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair (@stephsinclairpix). Her ongoing 15-year series “Too Young to Wed” (@tooyoungtowed) sheds light on the challenges girls face — cyclical poverty, curtailed education, psychological trauma, sexual violence and, at times, the transmission of HIV — when forced to marry at a young age. The work has taken her to numerous countries where the practice is common, including Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Yemen. “While it has similarities in certain parts of the world, it has differences,” Stephanie says. “There’s different cultural nuances in each place.”
Today in Washington, D.C., the International Women’s Media Foundation (@theiwmf) is celebrating Stephanie with the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. “It’s a little bit bittersweet because the award is in the name of a colleague whose life ended doing this work,” explains Stephanie. “It means even more to be recognized with an award with Anja’s name. We crossed paths several times in Iraq and Afghanistan. I just don’t want to go without saying — it means a lot.”
Photo by @stephsinclairpix
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Hello, world! It's time for a hair-raising edition of #WeeklyFluff. Apparently, one cat’s trash ...
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Hello, world! It's time for a hair-raising edition of #WeeklyFluff. Apparently, one cat’s trash is Ryo Yamazaki’s (@rojiman) treasure. Maru (pictured) is one of the three felines whose shed fur is recycled and carefully crafted into hats for cats. Follow @rojiman to keep up with this creative ... Hello, world! It's time for a hair-raising edition of #WeeklyFluff. Apparently, one cat’s trash is Ryo Yamazaki’s (@rojiman) treasure. Maru (pictured) is one of the three felines whose shed fur is recycled and carefully crafted into hats for cats. Follow @rojiman to keep up with this creative haberdasher’s designs.
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There’s a chance underwater athlete Sofía Gómez Uribe (@sofigomezu) is part mermaid. “I feel so at peace and just happy to feel the freedom of being under the sea,” says the 25-year-old from Medellín, Colombia, who holds three Pan-American records in competitive apnea (also known as free ... There’s a chance underwater athlete Sofía Gómez Uribe (@sofigomezu) is part mermaid. “I feel so at peace and just happy to feel the freedom of being under the sea,” says the 25-year-old from Medellín, Colombia, who holds three Pan-American records in competitive apnea (also known as free diving) — a sport where she descends deep into the ocean, without an oxygen tank.
“It’s what I like to do and what makes me get up in the morning,” says Sofía. “Apnea has taught me to get to know myself, to explore my weaknesses and strengths. Every day, I improve. I’ve learned to make progress and surpass my own limits.”
Discover more stories from the Spanish-speaking community on @instagrames.
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In the US Pacific Northwest, Joseph Watrous (@gemini_digitized) waited for the perfect morning ...
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In the US Pacific Northwest, Joseph Watrous (@gemini_digitized) waited for the perfect morning light to hit the farmland in front of him. “I could wake up here every day and never miss the city!” #WHPgoodmorning Photo by @gemini_digitized In the US Pacific Northwest, Joseph Watrous (@gemini_digitized) waited for the perfect morning light to hit the farmland in front of him. “I could wake up here every day and never miss the city!” #WHPgoodmorning
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As often as he can, Behzad Rahmani Poor (@_bezzad) spends the morning with residents at a local homeless ...
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As often as he can, Behzad Rahmani Poor (@_bezzad) spends the morning with residents at a local homeless shelter in Shiraz, Iran. “The teakettles never stop boiling,” he says. “Drinking tea is the most pleasurable thing they have.” #WHPgoodmorning Photo by @_bezzad As often as he can, Behzad Rahmani Poor (@_bezzad) spends the morning with residents at a local homeless shelter in Shiraz, Iran. “The teakettles never stop boiling,” he says. “Drinking tea is the most pleasurable thing they have.” #WHPgoodmorning
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It took Amy Corson (@amy_corson) a few tries at setting a timer on her camera and hopping under the ...
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It took Amy Corson (@amy_corson) a few tries at setting a timer on her camera and hopping under the covers to get a shot she liked, but the playful result was worth the effort. “Good mornings and coffee are pretty synonymous,” she says. “You can’t have one without the other.” #WHPgoodmorning Follow ... It took Amy Corson (@amy_corson) a few tries at setting a timer on her camera and hopping under the covers to get a shot she liked, but the playful result was worth the effort. “Good mornings and coffee are pretty synonymous,” she says. “You can’t have one without the other.” #WHPgoodmorning
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Seven years and seven seasons later, actress Shay Mitchell (@shaym) and the cast of the American ...
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Seven years and seven seasons later, actress Shay Mitchell (@shaym) and the cast of the American TV drama “Pretty Little Liars” (@prettylittleliars) are better friends than ever. “To be able to say that we still all love each other after that long is amazing,” says Shay. “Work doesn’t feel ... Seven years and seven seasons later, actress Shay Mitchell (@shaym) and the cast of the American TV drama “Pretty Little Liars” (@prettylittleliars) are better friends than ever. “To be able to say that we still all love each other after that long is amazing,” says Shay. “Work doesn’t feel like work when you are with friends and family every day!” As the final season premieres tonight, Shay reflects on her experience playing Emily, the athletic member of the core cast: “I love that she is a loyal, caring friend. I’ll miss watching her grow and try to navigate life.”
Watch our story to hang out with Shay leading up to the debut of the final season.
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A pair of birds stop by for breakfast, served up by a helpful hand. #WHPgoodmorning Photo @jackmanchiu
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Ülevus (@ulevus) is a Brazilian brand on a mission to make gender equality more widespread. Paola ...
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Ülevus (@ulevus) is a Brazilian brand on a mission to make gender equality more widespread. Paola Penna met her co-founder and girlfriend Larissa Rodrigues while in college. “We were already indignant with what the fashion industry had to offer us, so we decided to create a brand without ... Ülevus (@ulevus) is a Brazilian brand on a mission to make gender equality more widespread. Paola Penna met her co-founder and girlfriend Larissa Rodrigues while in college. “We were already indignant with what the fashion industry had to offer us, so we decided to create a brand without gender division that could withstand the demand of young consumers like us who were tired of stereotypes,” says Paola, who’s now 22 and lives in São Paulo. “On October 12, 2014, we opened a store for online shopping. Since that time, we have been applying the concept of not having a gender division in our clothes.” Paola and Larissa stay motivated knowing they provide an open, inclusive and stylish destination for shoppers. “We want to make the place where we live a more egalitarian place even with our differences,” says Paola, “which in the end, make us all human.”
Watch our Instagram story to learn more about Ülevus.
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Coffee just tastes better when you drink it outside — especially in the early morning light of Valencia, ...
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Coffee just tastes better when you drink it outside — especially in the early morning light of Valencia, Spain. ️ #WHPgoodmorning Photo by @andrescarrionbaz Coffee just tastes better when you drink it outside — especially in the early morning light of Valencia, Spain. ☕️ #WHPgoodmorning
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This little Easter bunny is tuckered out from a weekend of friends, family and a visit to tulip fields ...
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This little Easter bunny is tuckered out from a weekend of friends, family and a visit to tulip fields near Amsterdam. #WHPgoodmorning Follow along to see more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project. Photo by @thesematters This little Easter bunny is tuckered out from a weekend of friends, family and a visit to tulip fields near Amsterdam. 🐰 #WHPgoodmorning
Follow along to see more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project.
Photo by @thesematters
Starting this week, you can save posts into private collections. Tap and hold the bookmark icon ...
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Starting this week, you can save posts into private collections. Tap and hold the bookmark icon underneath any post to save it directly to a collection. You can create and name a new collection when you save a post, or you can add it to one you’ve already created. You can also create a collection ... Starting this week, you can save posts into private collections. Tap and hold the bookmark icon underneath any post to save it directly to a collection. You can create and name a new collection when you save a post, or you can add it to one you’ve already created. You can also create a collection out of your existing saved posts. Tap the plus icon in the top right corner, give your collection a name and select the saved posts you’d like to add.
You can find your collections on the saved posts tab on your profile. Just like all saved posts, your collections are private — only you can see them. Since we introduced the ability to save posts last December, 46 percent of Instagrammers have saved at least one post. Whether you want to plan your next day trip, revisit your favorite artists’ illustrations or always have some animal videos on hand, collections can help you keep track of the posts you want to remember.
To learn more about save collections, check out help.instagram.com.
This update is available for iOS and Android in the Apple App Store and Google Play as part of Instagram version 10.16.
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In the world of R&B, 21-year-old singer Kehlani (@kehlani) is an artist making moves to the front ...
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In the world of R&B, 21-year-old singer Kehlani (@kehlani) is an artist making moves to the front of the pack. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Kehlani is fresh off the release of a new album and is kicking off a North American tour at @coachella. “I attended the festival two years ago, ... In the world of R&B, 21-year-old singer Kehlani (@kehlani) is an artist making moves to the front of the pack. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Kehlani is fresh off the release of a new album and is kicking off a North American tour at @coachella. “I attended the festival two years ago, but this is my first time performing!” says Kehlani, who’s in the lineup with artists like Lady Gaga, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar. She’s most excited for Kendrick’s performance, but Kehlani is also looking forward to checking out artists she’s never seen before. “I know I’ll discover some great ones here,” she says, pictured here with Khalid (@thegr8khalid).
Explore the sights and sounds of Coachella with Kehlani right now on our Instagram story.
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Fiesta (@fiestathecat), a posh and playful Jack Russell terrier, peers out at the world from a pool ...
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Fiesta (@fiestathecat), a posh and playful Jack Russell terrier, peers out at the world from a pool of daisies. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @fiestathecat Fiesta (@fiestathecat), a posh and playful Jack Russell terrier, peers out at the world from a pool of daisies. #TheWeekOnInstagram
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Food lovers from around the world flock to @coachella for a reason. The annual music and arts celebration ...
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Food lovers from around the world flock to @coachella for a reason. The annual music and arts celebration pays careful attention to their curation of food, bringing together a list of vendors ranging from Los Angeles’ finest gourmet chefs to food truck favorites who give a festival twist ... Food lovers from around the world flock to @coachella for a reason. The annual music and arts celebration pays careful attention to their curation of food, bringing together a list of vendors ranging from Los Angeles’ finest gourmet chefs to food truck favorites who give a festival twist to their signature dishes — think fruit-filled acai bowls, Peruvian-Mexican burritos and fresh ceviche topped with uni. Afters Ice Cream (@aftersicecream) is one vendor scooping flavorful cones this weekend. “We use local ingredients when possible, and we do everything by hand, in house,” says Joshua Stevens, who manages festivals and catering for the small-batch ice cream company. Founded in Fountain Valley, California, Afters’ flavors range from Vietnamese-influenced jasmine milk to a play on the traditional cookies and cream – a vibrant blue-colored ice cream with Oreo chunks called Cookie Monster. “Whether you’re 6 months old or 99 years old, everyone loves that flavor. The color really sticks out.”
Photo of @aftersicecream by @jnsilva
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“A wise man once said, a handplant a day keeps the doctor away,” writes Stefan Mahlknecht (@stefan_mahl) ...
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“A wise man once said, a handplant a day keeps the doctor away,” writes Stefan Mahlknecht (@stefan_mahl) in his caption. An outdoor photographer and graduate student living in South Tyrol, Italy, Stefan thought this trick’s shape mirrored Giau Pass, the mountain in the background, located ... “A wise man once said, a handplant a day keeps the doctor away,” writes Stefan Mahlknecht (@stefan_mahl) in his caption. An outdoor photographer and graduate student living in South Tyrol, Italy, Stefan thought this trick’s shape mirrored Giau Pass, the mountain in the background, located in the Italian Dolomites. #TheWeekOnInstagram
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Eight hundred sakura trees live in Tokyo on the Meguro River. Takashi Komatsubara (@takashi_komatsubara) ...
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Eight hundred sakura trees live in Tokyo on the Meguro River. Takashi Komatsubara (@takashi_komatsubara) captured one in all its glory at night. “The Japanese strongly feel the four seasons in their daily lives,” explains Takashi. “Many people love the cherry blossoms in spring.” #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo ... Eight hundred sakura trees live in Tokyo on the Meguro River. Takashi Komatsubara (@takashi_komatsubara) captured one in all its glory at night. 🌸 “The Japanese strongly feel the four seasons in their daily lives,” explains Takashi. “Many people love the cherry blossoms in spring.” #TheWeekOnInstagram
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A biker brigade — with bouquets on back — glides through the streets of São Paulo. <span class="emoji emoji1f490"></span> This photo from ...
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A biker brigade — with bouquets on back — glides through the streets of São Paulo. This photo from artist @azumamakoto depicts part of his installation that rides around the city until May 7. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @azumamakoto A biker brigade — with bouquets on back — glides through the streets of São Paulo. 💐 This photo from artist @azumamakoto depicts part of his installation that rides around the city until May 7. #TheWeekOnInstagram
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For two weekends in April, the small desert oasis of Indio, California, is a destination for tens ...
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For two weekends in April, the small desert oasis of Indio, California, is a destination for tens of thousands of @coachella attendees, who flock for music, food and art. Two of the featured artists this year are Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, who make up the Brooklyn-based duo Chiaozza (@chiaozza). ... For two weekends in April, the small desert oasis of Indio, California, is a destination for tens of thousands of @coachella attendees, who flock for music, food and art. Two of the featured artists this year are Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, who make up the Brooklyn-based duo Chiaozza (@chiaozza). “Chiaozza Garden” is an entire acre of tall, bulbous, colorful structures — all of which have whimsical names like Giros, Dollop Sprouts, Twin Lumps and Exquisite Plants — that stand out even in the vastness of the festival grounds. “When we were designing this garden,” says Terri, “we thought a lot about the experience of the light in the desert — how it gets kind of bleached out during the day, but the colors start to really glow at dusk and sunrise.”
Evolving from a sketch in their studio to 8-ton sculptures made from plywood, lathe, stucco and cement in the center of Coachella, the pair had a hand in every stage of the production process. “It’s the largest project we’ve ever done,” says Adam. “It’s so fun to see people engage with the work,” which includes dancing with some of the pieces’ rubber tassels and resting in the late afternoon shade the structures provide. “Over time, we want this work to continuously befuddle and offer a curious sense of imagination.”
Photo by @cole_younger_
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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPgoodmorning This one’s for you, early risers. The goal this weekend ...
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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPgoodmorning This one’s for you, early risers. The goal this weekend is to take photos and videos that capture the sights and sounds of the world waking up — like this one by @stinayulia. Here are a few tips to get started: Take advantage of soft morning light, ... Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPgoodmorning
This one’s for you, early risers. The goal this weekend is to take photos and videos that capture the sights and sounds of the world waking up — like this one by @stinayulia.
Here are a few tips to get started:
Take advantage of soft morning light, whether it streams through your bedroom window or lights your favorite hiking trail at sunrise.
Record quiet moments with your family before the day starts moving: still-sleeping portraits, steam rising off a cup of fresh coffee and reading the newspaper together.
Consider morning moments that aren’t slow — not everyone has the weekends off of work. Take a Hyperlapse of the vendors setting up the fish market before the sun comes up, or a Boomerang of park ranger out in the field.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPgoodmorning hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.
Featured photo by @stinayulia
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“Hey! My name is Myles Loftin (@goldenpolaroid) and I live in New York City. I’m a 19-year-old freelance ...
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“Hey! My name is Myles Loftin (@goldenpolaroid) and I live in New York City. I’m a 19-year-old freelance photographer and student at Parsons School of Design. I was always interested in art and creating, but it wasn’t until five years ago, when I took a trip to Italy with my family, that I realized ... “Hey! My name is Myles Loftin (@goldenpolaroid) and I live in New York City. I’m a 19-year-old freelance photographer and student at Parsons School of Design. I was always interested in art and creating, but it wasn’t until five years ago, when I took a trip to Italy with my family, that I realized photography was what I was really interested in doing.
**Three things I’m grateful for:**
🙌 @egyptique. My friend Anzie is very determined about what she wants to do. She moved to New York from Texas, and I’ve seen her grow a lot since she’s been here. She’s also very supportive of what I’m doing; I always know that I can count on her if I have something that I’m worried about or something that I just want to get off my chest.
🙌 @bandrybarry. I photographed director Barry Jenkins once, and when it was later published, he took the time out of his day to acknowledge me. The fact that he remembered me and had such positive things to say about my career was incredible.
🙌 @teenvogue. They’re empowering young people to be active politically. I think they’re doing a really good job of that.”
If you could give a 🙌 to three Instagram accounts who support or inspire you, who would they be? Post using #🙌🙌🙌 for a chance to be featured on Instagram.
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Gwen Coyne (@gwencoyne) may spend her weekdays in a cubicle, but the digital marketing manager, ...
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Gwen Coyne (@gwencoyne) may spend her weekdays in a cubicle, but the digital marketing manager, who works in San Francisco, uses her weekends to explore California with her family and her camera. “I live in such a beautiful place that if you watch and wait, something magical usually happens,” ... Gwen Coyne (@gwencoyne) may spend her weekdays in a cubicle, but the digital marketing manager, who works in San Francisco, uses her weekends to explore California with her family and her camera. “I live in such a beautiful place that if you watch and wait, something magical usually happens,” says Gwen. After working with film and digital photography, Gwen began taking photos with her phone after the birth of her now 6-year-old daughter, who has asthma and has been in the hospital a few times over the course of her young life.
As a manifestation of her concern, Gwen turned her phone’s camera lens toward her daughter. “I want to create images that help remind us of the time between the more intense periods,” she says. The black-and-white quality of her photographs helps to further remove the scenes from reality. “I’m more interested in collecting snippets rather than documenting specifics,” says Gwen. “I want my daughter to be able to fill in the gaps with her imagination when she gets older.”
Photo by @gwencoyne
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Alina Valitova (@alinavalitova) consistently shares playful, extraordinary Boomerangs of life in Moscow and her travels around the world. Lucky for us, the set designer and photographer put together a helpful tutorial, breaking down her essential steps for #Boomerang magic. Check ... Alina Valitova (@alinavalitova) consistently shares playful, extraordinary Boomerangs of life in Moscow and her travels around the world. Lucky for us, the set designer and photographer put together a helpful tutorial, breaking down her essential steps for #Boomerang magic. ✨
Check out our Instagram story to see Alina’s tips and tricks.
#Boomerang by @alinavalitova
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Today, we’re introducing new sticker tools that help you be even more creative, whether you’re ...
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Today, we’re introducing new sticker tools that help you be even more creative, whether you’re sharing to your story or having conversations with your friends in Direct. Over 200 million people now use Instagram Stories every day to keep up with friends and accounts they love. And with recent ... Today, we’re introducing new sticker tools that help you be even more creative, whether you’re sharing to your story or having conversations with your friends in Direct. Over 200 million people now use Instagram Stories every day to keep up with friends and accounts they love. And with recent updates to Direct, it’s never been easier to have playful, visual conversations with close friends. With these new sticker tools, you have even more ways to turn your most casual, everyday moments into something fun to share.
Turn your selfie into a sticker that you can use throughout your story. You’ll see a new sticker with a camera icon that lets you capture a mini-selfie. Before or after capturing, tap to apply different frame styles. Put your selfie sticker anywhere, adjust the size and use as many other creative tools as you want. You can also now pin your selfie sticker — as well as any other sticker or text — to a specific spot in your video. Just tap and hold the sticker, move it over any object and confirm by tapping “Pin.”
If you live in or are traveling to Chicago, London, Madrid or Tokyo, you’ll also start seeing geostickers for your city over the coming days. All of the geostickers have been designed by local community members to help bring the cities they call home to life. You’ll be able to see the artist’s username when you tap the sticker, so you can learn more about their unique artwork.
We’re also rolling out a shortcut to get to your favorite stickers. After tapping the smiley face, simply swipe right to see your recently used stickers. Finally, when you record a video using “Hands-Free” mode, tap and hold the button to see a timer that counts down to when the video begins.
To learn more about today’s updates, check out help.instagram.com.
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From 250 miles (402 kilometers) above Earth, Thomas Pesquet’s (@thom_astro) photos raise our ...
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From 250 miles (402 kilometers) above Earth, Thomas Pesquet’s (@thom_astro) photos raise our eyes to the stars. The French astronaut, who’s aboard the International Space Station (@iss) for six months, was selected to become an astronaut in 2009. “I began training right away,” says Thomas. ... From 250 miles (402 kilometers) above Earth, Thomas Pesquet’s (@thom_astro) photos raise our eyes to the stars. The French astronaut, who’s aboard the International Space Station (@iss) for six months, was selected to become an astronaut in 2009. “I began training right away,” says Thomas. “I had to learn Russian, work to stay in peak physical condition and take survival courses. There was also advanced training on how the International Space Station works and how to conduct the scientific experiments that we do aboard.” And, most importantly, he had to learn how to float.
“Floating in microgravity is an amazing feeling,” says Thomas. “You feel so free. At the beginning, I was really awkward — I was trying to do too much too fast. Like riding a bike, it takes time to learn how to do it. But over time, it began to feel more natural. At night, when everyone else is asleep and I have the station to myself, I like to just float for a bit. It totally relaxes me.” When Thomas finally got to the ISS after training, what surprised him most was the beauty of our planet as seen from space. “There are no words, no images that can convey the beauty of the Earth as you soar 250 miles above it,” he says.
Today, we’re celebrating #CosmonautsDay with Thomas. Watch our Instagram story right now to explore life aboard the International Space Station.
Photo by @thom_astro
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Güney Tepe (@guneytepe) bought his first camera 10 years ago, when he was 20. “My early photos were ...
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Güney Tepe (@guneytepe) bought his first camera 10 years ago, when he was 20. “My early photos were not perfect, but I was excited by the act of taking pictures,” he says. “Photography lets you journey through time. For me, photographs keep memories alive.” Over the years, Güney found himself ... Güney Tepe (@guneytepe) bought his first camera 10 years ago, when he was 20. “My early photos were not perfect, but I was excited by the act of taking pictures,” he says. “Photography lets you journey through time. For me, photographs keep memories alive.” Over the years, Güney found himself drawn more and more to street photography: taking pictures outside of a controlled environment. “I like photographing people acting naturally,” he says. “When I’m taking photos, I experience the same things they feel.”
Born and raised in Turkey, he also hopes his pictures can help demystify his native land. “Turkey is a beautiful country — it’s also complicated. There are many different kinds of people, many different cultures. It might be impossible for my own photos to correct misconceptions,” he says, “but I believe my journalist and photojournalist friends will succeed in the end.”
Photo by @guneytepe
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Akihito Nagata (@abu888) waited patiently for a single car and pedestrian to make their way to the ...
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Akihito Nagata (@abu888) waited patiently for a single car and pedestrian to make their way to the crosswalk in Osaka, Japan, at the same time. “I always love capturing lines,” he says. #WHPgeometric Photo by @abu888 Akihito Nagata (@abu888) waited patiently for a single car and pedestrian to make their way to the crosswalk in Osaka, Japan, at the same time. “I always love capturing lines,” he says. #WHPgeometric
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In Brighton, England, artist Philippa Stanton (@5ftinf) laid out her collection of rulers for ...
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In Brighton, England, artist Philippa Stanton (@5ftinf) laid out her collection of rulers for “some old-school geometry.” Her favorite, the small one in the middle with white sides, belonged to her grandfather. “I really love how it’s such a simple yet entirely practical object,” she ... In Brighton, England, artist Philippa Stanton (@5ftinf) laid out her collection of rulers for “some old-school geometry.” Her favorite, the small one in the middle with white sides, belonged to her grandfather. “I really love how it’s such a simple yet entirely practical object,” she says of her #WHPgeometric submission.
Photo by @5ftinf
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Looking down from the top of the Grand Mosque of Bandung tower in Indonesia, Agung Triwisuda (@triwisuda) ...
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Looking down from the top of the Grand Mosque of Bandung tower in Indonesia, Agung Triwisuda (@triwisuda) took this photo of people milling around a chevron-styled lawn. “I was inspired by how geometry can be applied beautifully into our everyday environment,” says Agung. Follow along ... Looking down from the top of the Grand Mosque of Bandung tower in Indonesia, Agung Triwisuda (@triwisuda) took this photo of people milling around a chevron-styled lawn. “I was inspired by how geometry can be applied beautifully into our everyday environment,” says Agung.
Follow along to see more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPgeometric.
Photo by @triwisuda
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Last weekend, 17-year-old influencer Clara Marz (@claramarz) attended Video City Paris, where ...
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Last weekend, 17-year-old influencer Clara Marz (@claramarz) attended Video City Paris, where video creators have the opportunity to connect with fans and share experiences. “When I think about influencers who started with nothing and are now doing so much, it motivates me tremendously,” ... Last weekend, 17-year-old influencer Clara Marz (@claramarz) attended Video City Paris, where video creators have the opportunity to connect with fans and share experiences. “When I think about influencers who started with nothing and are now doing so much, it motivates me tremendously,” she says.
While Clara is known for her love of singing, fashion and beauty, she’s also committed to the fight against cyberbullying. “Influencers can play an important role in this fight,” she says. “Only by talking about it can I raise awareness about the problem.”
Photo by @claramarz
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“Keeping traditions alive,” writes Altamash Javed (@aljvd) of these almost-symmetrical shipbuilders ...
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“Keeping traditions alive,” writes Altamash Javed (@aljvd) of these almost-symmetrical shipbuilders in the United Arab Emirates. #WHPgeometric Photo by @aljvd “Keeping traditions alive,” writes Altamash Javed (@aljvd) of these almost-symmetrical shipbuilders in the United Arab Emirates. #WHPgeometric
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Today, we’re launching the new Direct to make it fast and easy to turn any conversation into a visual conversation with photos and videos. Texts and reshares will now appear in the same thread with disappearing photos and videos so you can seamlessly go back and forth with your friends. Send ... Today, we’re launching the new Direct to make it fast and easy to turn any conversation into a visual conversation with photos and videos. Texts and reshares will now appear in the same thread with disappearing photos and videos so you can seamlessly go back and forth with your friends.
Send a disappearing photo or video to let your friends know what you’re up to, a funny selfie to capture the mood or share what’s happening around you. Simply swipe left into Direct and tap the new blue camera icon at the bottom to take a disappearing photo or video, or tap the blue camera icon in an existing thread. As always, swiping right from feed will take you directly to the camera. Tap the arrow to send it to individual friends or groups of friends.
When you receive new disappearing messages, they’ll be highlighted blue in your inbox. Tap to view them and you can replay them once. The sender will be notified if you replay or screenshot the message. Texts, uploads and reshares still work the same way. Since our last update in November 2016, the number of people using Direct has grown from 300 million to 375 million. We want to make Direct the best place to have fun, visual conversations with your friends. Stay tuned for more.
To learn more about the new Direct, check out help.instagram.com.
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Polish artist Justyna Wołodkiewicz (@nibyniebo_) spent her weekend crafting with embroidery ...
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Polish artist Justyna Wołodkiewicz (@nibyniebo_) spent her weekend crafting with embroidery thread and polymer clay. “I’m sure I will explore this pattern more,” she says. #WHPgeometric Photo by @nibyniebo_ Polish artist Justyna Wołodkiewicz (@nibyniebo_) spent her weekend crafting with embroidery thread and polymer clay. “I’m sure I will explore this pattern more,” she says. #WHPgeometric
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A pair of pigeons rest their talons on elegant archways in India. #WHPgeometric Photo by @dettie_daisie
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A pair of pigeons rest their talons on elegant archways in India. #WHPgeometric Photo by @dettie_daisie A pair of pigeons rest their talons on elegant archways in India. #WHPgeometric
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British lifestyle vlogger Niomi Smart (@niomismart) spent the weekend at #VidConEU, meeting with fans and hanging out with fellow content creators. “We’re all so busy it’s hard to find time to get everyone together, especially when we live all over the world,” says Niomi. She also took ... British lifestyle vlogger Niomi Smart (@niomismart) spent the weekend at #VidConEU, meeting with fans and hanging out with fellow content creators. “We’re all so busy it’s hard to find time to get everyone together, especially when we live all over the world,” says Niomi. She also took part in a panel, “Underneath It All,” that delved into the concept of beauty.
Watch our Instagram story right now to see what Niomi’s time in Amsterdam was all about.
#Boomerang of @jack_maynard and @niomismart
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Hello, world! It’s time to get acquainted with the Puffytails Trio (@puffytails). This little bunny named Billie lives with her brothers Cameron and Devon in Houston. The trio love to snuggle and hang with their humans — who have made it clear that caring for them, while wonderful, is no easy ... Hello, world! It’s time to get acquainted with the Puffytails Trio (@puffytails). This little bunny named Billie lives with her brothers Cameron and Devon in Houston. The trio love to snuggle and hang with their humans — who have made it clear that caring for them, while wonderful, is no easy feat.
“If you are seriously considering a house rabbit,” says Puffytails’ people, “the best thing you can do (after thorough research) is wait until a couple months after Easter, and adopt from a rescue.” Rabbits require a lot of love, attention and care. Give @puffytails a follow to keep up with this cuddly trio’s escapades and learn more.
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Food blogger Chanie Apfelbaum (@busyinbrooklyn) revives traditional Jewish recipes from her ...
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Food blogger Chanie Apfelbaum (@busyinbrooklyn) revives traditional Jewish recipes from her kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. This week, the mother of five will celebrate the eight-day spring holiday #Passover with her family — and a few of her favorite dishes. “As a mom, it’s so important ... Food blogger Chanie Apfelbaum (@busyinbrooklyn) revives traditional Jewish recipes from her kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. This week, the mother of five will celebrate the eight-day spring holiday #Passover with her family — and a few of her favorite dishes. “As a mom, it’s so important to me to prepare some of the same foods that my mom cooked for Passover, and her mom before her,” says Chanie. “It’s those tastes of home, the smells from my kitchen and the memories made around the table, that will carry on to my children and for generations to come.”
Watch our Instagram story right now to see more of Chanie’s Passover preparations.
Photo by @busyinbrooklyn
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Perched high above an underground walkway exit in Berlin, Andrea Lohmann (@anni.berlin) saw this ...
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Perched high above an underground walkway exit in Berlin, Andrea Lohmann (@anni.berlin) saw this man and his dog walking into the sunshine, “stepping out of hibernation towards spring.” #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @anni.berlin Perched high above an underground walkway exit in Berlin, Andrea Lohmann (@anni.berlin) saw this man and his dog walking into the sunshine, “stepping out of hibernation towards spring.” #TheWeekOnInstagram
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On a windy day in La Hulpe, Belgium, 16-year-old Barnabé Rossignol (@nightigales) and his little ...
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On a windy day in La Hulpe, Belgium, 16-year-old Barnabé Rossignol (@nightigales) and his little brother filled a castle’s garden with colorful balloons. “After the shoot, we called for the children to burst our balloons because my father was waiting for us,” says Barnabé. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo ... On a windy day in La Hulpe, Belgium, 16-year-old Barnabé Rossignol (@nightigales) and his little brother filled a castle’s garden with colorful balloons. “After the shoot, we called for the children to burst our balloons because my father was waiting for us,” says Barnabé. #TheWeekOnInstagram
Photo by @nightigales
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A pod of sleeping spinner dolphins floated by Galen Craddock (@galen.neil) and his friend off the ...
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A pod of sleeping spinner dolphins floated by Galen Craddock (@galen.neil) and his friend off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. “When I capture moments like these, I want to inspire others to go out and explore for themselves,” says Galen. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @galen.neil A pod of sleeping spinner dolphins floated by Galen Craddock (@galen.neil) and his friend off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. “When I capture moments like these, I want to inspire others to go out and explore for themselves,” says Galen. #TheWeekOnInstagram
Photo by @galen.neil