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Photo by @tessledeux Sixteen-year-old Tess Ledeux (@tessledeux) still remembers her first ...
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Photo by @tessledeux Sixteen-year-old Tess Ledeux (@tessledeux) still remembers her first backcountry ski experience in her hometown in the French Alps: “I was following much older friends and decided to drop off a small cliff with them,” says Tess, who was 9 years old at the time. “The ... Photo by @tessledeux
Sixteen-year-old Tess Ledeux (@tessledeux) still remembers her first backcountry ski experience in her hometown in the French Alps: “I was following much older friends and decided to drop off a small cliff with them,” says Tess, who was 9 years old at the time. “The result was a broken nose, but it didn’t stop my love of jumps and tricks!” ⛷
Tess is the youngest French athlete representing her country at the Winter Olympics this year in #Pyeongchang2018. “It’s just so cool to see all these athletes from so many different countries and cultures, all reunited by their love for winter sports,” says the slopestyle skier, a sport that combines downhill skiing with terrain park obstacles, like jumps and rails. “After the Olympics, I’ll probably take a short break from skiing. But I’ll soon get back to practicing. I can’t go too long without it!” 🇫🇷
The Winter Olympics (@olympics) are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 9-25. Tune in as we spotlight competing athletes from around the world.
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Photo by @naimagreen Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated during February in the United ...
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Photo by @naimagreen Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated during February in the United States and Canada, we’re highlighting next-generation creatives of color who are shaping the future of their communities. Each of the featured accounts was selected by writer, curator ... Photo by @naimagreen
Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated during February in the United States and Canada, we’re highlighting next-generation creatives of color who are shaping the future of their communities. Each of the featured accounts was selected by writer, curator and activist Kimberly Drew (@museummammy).
“Naima Green (@naimagreen) has an incredibly generous mode of image-making,” says Kimberly of the Brooklyn, New York-based artist and educator. “She invites each of her subjects to breathe and imagine. In lush landscapes, subjects in the ‘Jewels from the Hinterland’ series are presented in landscapes often denied to black bodies. Many of the figures in the series are writers, community leaders and other photographers, so in one way she presents beautiful images and in the other she presents the possibility for creative change. Her work is like an encyclopedia of dope black people we’ll study in books one day.”
Watch our story to see more from Naima.
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Video by @debachak Bodybuilders and acrobats gather at the famed Muscle Beach in California to show off their strength — as in this video from photographer Deb Achak (@debachak). “Eager to see this particular athlete perform, I asked if I could capture him as he practiced,” says Deb. “He ... Video by @debachak
Bodybuilders and acrobats gather at the famed Muscle Beach in California to show off their strength — as in this video from photographer Deb Achak (@debachak). “Eager to see this particular athlete perform, I asked if I could capture him as he practiced,” says Deb. “He happily obliged.”
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Photo by @jimchanfc “I love how I captured the joy and excitement of a child whose main worry is when ...
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Photo by @jimchanfc “I love how I captured the joy and excitement of a child whose main worry is when the ride is going to end and nothing else,” says Jimmy Chan (@jimchanfc) of his #WHPmoveit submission. “I hope this inspires everyone to get out there and enjoy life as much as possible.” Photo by @jimchanfc
“I love how I captured the joy and excitement of a child whose main worry is when the ride is going to end and nothing else,” says Jimmy Chan (@jimchanfc) of his #WHPmoveit submission. “I hope this inspires everyone to get out there and enjoy life as much as possible.”
Photo by @markomestrovic Marko Mestrovic (@markomestrovic) dove right in at a local underwater ...
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Photo by @markomestrovic Marko Mestrovic (@markomestrovic) dove right in at a local underwater rugby team practice. “During warm ups, all the players swim around pretty chaotically,” he describes. “I wanted to get as close into the action as possible.” Follow along to see more of our ... Photo by @markomestrovic
Marko Mestrovic (@markomestrovic) dove right in at a local underwater rugby team practice. “During warm ups, all the players swim around pretty chaotically,” he describes. “I wanted to get as close into the action as possible.”
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPmoveit.
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Photo by @shaistadeen Photographer Shaista Deen (@shaistadeen) is giving the world the role ...
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Photo by @shaistadeen Photographer Shaista Deen (@shaistadeen) is giving the world the role model she wanted. “Growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, I never saw any female hijabi photographers,” says the 22-year-old great-great-granddaughter of Indian immigrants. At age 14, she saved ... Photo by @shaistadeen
Photographer Shaista Deen (@shaistadeen) is giving the world the role model she wanted. “Growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, I never saw any female hijabi photographers,” says the 22-year-old great-great-granddaughter of Indian immigrants.
At age 14, she saved up for her first camera. With a bedroom desk lamp as her studio light and a stack of books as a tripod, she captured what was closest: her friends, her family and herself. “I was very different with regards to the way I saw myself back then,” she remembers. “I was depressed for a period of time as a teenager. Photography was one of the main things that helped me out of that. I was extremely insecure about myself, pessimistic and doubted my abilities a lot. After I was able to get past all of that, I wanted to help others do the same.”
Now, she’s a university student (and freelance photographer) living in the UK, but Shaista misses her homeland — and the Caribbean sun. “I love my little island and I’m proud of where I’m from,” she says.
Watch today’s story to learn more about Shaista.
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Video by @cshimala Sliding into your feed like . #WHPmoveit Video by @cshimala
Sliding into your feed like 🍕. #WHPmoveit
Photo by @ibnuwijayakusuma All it took was a couple of friends and a sunny backdrop for Ibnu Wijaya ...
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Photo by @ibnuwijayakusuma All it took was a couple of friends and a sunny backdrop for Ibnu Wijaya Kusuma (@ibnuwijayakusuma) to create this #WHPmoveit submission. Photo by @ibnuwijayakusuma
All it took was a couple of friends and a sunny backdrop for Ibnu Wijaya Kusuma (@ibnuwijayakusuma) to create this #WHPmoveit submission.
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Photo by @tobrook “What if dancers would be allowed on a soccer field?” asks photographer Eric ...
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Photo by @tobrook “What if dancers would be allowed on a soccer field?” asks photographer Eric Gagnon (@tobrook). “I think we could see some impressive moves!” ️ Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPmoveit. Photo by @tobrook
“What if dancers would be allowed on a soccer field?” asks photographer Eric Gagnon (@tobrook). “I think we could see some impressive moves!” ⚽️
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPmoveit.
“Glitter against gloom” is how Indian fashion designer Ashish Gupta (@ashish) describes his colorful, ...
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“Glitter against gloom” is how Indian fashion designer Ashish Gupta (@ashish) describes his colorful, sequined clothes. “Growing up in New Delhi, I always admired my mum’s silk saris and her collection of shoes,” says Ashish. “She had such great taste. It really made me appreciate fabrics ... “Glitter against gloom” is how Indian fashion designer Ashish Gupta (@ashish) describes his colorful, sequined clothes. “Growing up in New Delhi, I always admired my mum’s silk saris and her collection of shoes,” says Ashish. “She had such great taste. It really made me appreciate fabrics and colors, and want to make beautiful outfits — I couldn’t imagine a more glamorous way of living.”
After moving to London more than 20 years ago to complete a degree in fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design — and once having his entire portfolio of work stolen at a train station in Paris — Ashish first showed his collection at the 2004 London Fashion Week. He hasn’t stopped creating his “understated overstatement” designs since. “It feels scary, exciting, familiar, moving and inspiring,” says Ashish of showing at #LFW. “I never get used to it - every show feels as intense as the first time.”
Watch our story to go behind the scenes with Ashish at his show in London. ✨
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Featured photo of @diavolo_la by @loewe7 Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmoveit Inspired by the ...
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Featured photo of @diavolo_la by @loewe7 Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmoveit Inspired by the Winter Olympics, this weekend’s goal is to create photos and videos celebrating the power of movement, as in this featured photo by Thai Haong (@loewe7). You don’t have to be an athlete to capture ... Featured photo of @diavolo_la by @loewe7
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmoveit
Inspired by the Winter Olympics, this weekend’s goal is to create photos and videos celebrating the power of movement, as in this featured photo by Thai Haong (@loewe7).
You don’t have to be an athlete to capture the everyday action around you, like a spontaneous trampoline session or a daily run through the park. Keep an eye out for repeating shapes or colorful backdrops to elevate your images.
Play with different viewpoints to maximize energy. Make us feel the drama with intense expressions and extreme angles, like an unexpected selfie during an exhilarating cheerleading practice.
Use creative tools like slow-motion or time-lapse to add another layer of depth to your submission. Capture the blur from a crashing wave while surfing or a freeze frame of a mid-air jump in order to transport us into the action.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPmoveit 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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For American ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani (@shibsibs), their family bond is their greatest strength. “Skating with a sibling is unique,” says 23-year-old Maia (@maiashibutani). “But we’ve always gotten along well. Alex is an awesome big brother and now that we’re on the same team, ... For American ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani (@shibsibs), their family bond is their greatest strength. “Skating with a sibling is unique,” says 23-year-old Maia (@maiashibutani). “But we’ve always gotten along well. Alex is an awesome big brother and now that we’re on the same team, we treat each other like equals. It’s a huge strength for us to know that we support each other unconditionally.”
Competing in their second Winter Olympics, in #Pyeongchang2018, Maia and Alex are no strangers to success in ice dancing, a ballroom dancing-influenced form of figure skating: They are three-time world medalists and two-time U.S. champions in their sport. And earlier this week, they won bronze in the team figure skating event. But being Olympic athletes — together — is their greatest triumph. “Our bond extends beyond our skating together as a team,” says 26-year-old Alex (@alexshibutani). “We’ll be best friends for the rest of our lives.” 🇺🇸
Lace up your skates and watch our story to join Maia and Alex as they prepare for the Winter Olympics (@olympics), which are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 9-25. Keep tuning in as we spotlight competing athletes from around the world.
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Photo by @susanne.decochiffon Singaporean author and chef Susanne Ng (@susanne.decochiffon) ...
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Photo by @susanne.decochiffon Singaporean author and chef Susanne Ng (@susanne.decochiffon) brings a scientific approach to her cute and colorful chiffon cakes. “Baking is very precise, like research,” says Susanne who holds a PhD in biomedical engineering. “Conducting experiments ... Photo by @susanne.decochiffon
Singaporean author and chef Susanne Ng (@susanne.decochiffon) brings a scientific approach to her cute and colorful chiffon cakes. “Baking is very precise, like research,” says Susanne who holds a PhD in biomedical engineering. “Conducting experiments comes as second nature to me, and I have brought my love for experiments into the kitchen.” For #LunarNewYear in Singapore, Susanne gathers with her extended family to celebrate. “It’s a time of reunion,” she says.
Watch our story to see how Susanne crafted this zodiac cake for the holiday.
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Photo by @lilfrankies A staple of NYC’s East Village neighborhood, Lil’ Frankie’s (@lilfrankies) ...
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Photo by @lilfrankies A staple of NYC’s East Village neighborhood, Lil’ Frankie’s (@lilfrankies) is home to lots of love stories. ️ “I can’t think of anything more special than someone taking the time to write me an email about how they fell in love over one of my pizzas or pastas,” says ... Photo by @lilfrankies
A staple of NYC’s East Village neighborhood, Lil’ Frankie’s (@lilfrankies) is home to lots of love stories. 🍕❤️ “I can’t think of anything more special than someone taking the time to write me an email about how they fell in love over one of my pizzas or pastas,” says chef and restaurant owner Frank Prisinzano (@frankprisinzano), who regularly treats couples who met at one of his restaurants to a free dinner, and the Instagram community to his cooking tutorials. “I love to feed people and teach them how to cook. That’s my calling, I guess!”
We’re heading into the kitchen to celebrate #ValentinesDay with Chef Frank. Check out our story to get in on the love.
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Photo by @topangacreek Athletes on a California trail came together to form a heart for #WHPwithlove. ...
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Photo by @topangacreek Athletes on a California trail came together to form a heart for #WHPwithlove. “Often mountain bikers and hikers are at odds,” says Chris Kelly (@topangacreek), the owner of an adventure bicycle shop and organizer of weekly rides, “so I really liked that we made ... Photo by @topangacreek
Athletes on a California trail came together to form a heart for #WHPwithlove. “Often mountain bikers and hikers are at odds,” says Chris Kelly (@topangacreek), the owner of an adventure bicycle shop and organizer of weekly rides, “so I really liked that we made this heart together.”
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Photo by @nathalie.gertz Matching hair, matching hearts. <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ #WHPwithlove
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Photo by @nathalie.gertz Matching hair, matching hearts. ️ #WHPwithlove Photo by @nathalie.gertz
Matching hair, matching hearts. ❤️ #WHPwithlove
Video by @cobythecat “This video shows my softer side,” writes Coby (@cobythecat), a 2-year-old British shorthair cat. “I’m known to get a little sassy and strut my stuff. But behind all the fluff, I’ve got a big heart and lots of love to give.” Follow along to see more of our favorites from ... Video by @cobythecat
“This video shows my softer side,” writes Coby (@cobythecat), a 2-year-old British shorthair cat. “I’m known to get a little sassy and strut my stuff. But behind all the fluff, I’ve got a big heart and lots of love to give.” 🌹
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPwithlove.
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Photo by @lenkabanby A serene moment in the snowy Czech Republic for #WHPwithlove.
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Photo by @lenkabanby A serene moment in the snowy Czech Republic for #WHPwithlove. Photo by @lenkabanby
A serene moment in the snowy Czech Republic for #WHPwithlove.
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Photo by @gboxrkw Love is in the air — and in the mechanic’s shop. “As we all know, love refers to a ...
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Photo by @gboxrkw Love is in the air — and in the mechanic’s shop. “As we all know, love refers to a feeling of strong attraction and emotional attachment,” writes Govind Raikwar (@gboxrkw) in his caption. “Here is another such example of love, and it’s not with a living thing but with this ... Photo by @gboxrkw
Love is in the air — and in the mechanic’s shop. “As we all know, love refers to a feeling of strong attraction and emotional attachment,” writes Govind Raikwar (@gboxrkw) in his caption. “Here is another such example of love, and it’s not with a living thing but with this mean machine.” 🏍💗 #WHPwithlove
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Photo by @mepicalaetiqueta From the handmade masks to the sweetly sleeping faces, we’re head ...
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Photo by @mepicalaetiqueta From the handmade masks to the sweetly sleeping faces, we’re head over heels for this scene in Spain. Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPwithlove. Photo by @mepicalaetiqueta
From the handmade masks to the sweetly sleeping faces, we’re head over heels for this scene in Spain.
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPwithlove.
These days, American model Jasmine Sanders (@golden_barbie) might feel like she lives on an airplane, ...
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These days, American model Jasmine Sanders (@golden_barbie) might feel like she lives on an airplane, but the constant hustle is worth it to be at New York Fashion Week. “I love coming to New York because it kicks off an amazing month of traveling the world with great people and seeing all the ... These days, American model Jasmine Sanders (@golden_barbie) might feel like she lives on an airplane, but the constant hustle is worth it to be at New York Fashion Week. “I love coming to New York because it kicks off an amazing month of traveling the world with great people and seeing all the new, fun and creative designs in the upcoming season,” says Jasmine. Before she jets off for the next fashion show, you’ll find Jasmine enjoying a classic New York experience — pizza. “I have to get pizza every time I’m in the city!” 🍕
From fittings to parties to the runway shows, watch our story today to take in #NYFW through Jasmine’s eyes.
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Photo by @paulthecorgi Paul the Corgi (@paulthecorgi): “Who’s a good boy? ... I’m a good boy. <span class="emoji emoji1f60c"></span>” “Paul ...
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Photo by @paulthecorgi Paul the Corgi (@paulthecorgi): “Who’s a good boy? ... I’m a good boy. ” “Paul is a very good sport when it comes to humoring my random, silly ideas,” says Cynthia, Paul’s human, who used a treat to coax her corgi into looking at the mirror. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @paulthecorgi
Paul the Corgi (@paulthecorgi): “Who’s a good boy? ... I’m a good boy. 😌”
“Paul is a very good sport when it comes to humoring my random, silly ideas,” says Cynthia, Paul’s human, who used a treat to coax her corgi into looking at the mirror. #TheWeekOnInstagram
Photo by @johnny777 A larger-than-life gnome figure, with his hat stretching to the sky like a ...
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Photo by @johnny777 A larger-than-life gnome figure, with his hat stretching to the sky like a flower, watches over an office complex’s garden in Tokyo, where photographer Ryoji Iwata (@johnny777) waited patiently to capture the perfect photo. “This gnome made the normal street scene ... Photo by @johnny777
A larger-than-life gnome figure, with his hat stretching to the sky like a flower, watches over an office complex’s garden in Tokyo, where photographer Ryoji Iwata (@johnny777) waited patiently to capture the perfect photo. “This gnome made the normal street scene feel surreal,” he says. #TheWeekOnInstagram
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Photo by @hamidrezaamiri_ Sorry snow. You won’t stop these soccer stars in Iran. <span class="emoji emoji26bd"></span> #TheWeekOnInstagram
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Photo by @hamidrezaamiri_ Sorry snow. You won’t stop these soccer stars in Iran. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @hamidrezaamiri_
Sorry snow. You won’t stop these soccer stars in Iran. ⚽ #TheWeekOnInstagram
Featured video by @shibainu.berry Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPwithlove Love is in the air. In honor of Valentine’s Day, celebrated around the world on February 14, the goal this weekend is to create photos and videos showing how love inspires you, as in this featured video from @shibainu.berry. Come ... Featured video by @shibainu.berry
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPwithlove
Love is in the air. 💘 In honor of Valentine’s Day, celebrated around the world on February 14, the goal this weekend is to create photos and videos showing how love inspires you, as in this featured video from @shibainu.berry.
Come together to connect with loved ones. (Humans and furry friends alike!) If you can’t be with them IRL, find a creative way to include them with a printed photo, drawing or meaningful memento.
Do you show your love with gifts? We want to see the handmade crafts and heart-shaped treats you share this time of year.
Capture what you love to do. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, going for a bike ride or starting an impromptu dance party, celebrate the big and small moments with friends, both new and old.
Be sure to follow the #WHPwithlove hashtag to see what the community is creating.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPwithlove 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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Photo of @alexiahentsch by @gabmendss “I do something in the line between fashion and costume,” ...
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Photo of @alexiahentsch by @gabmendss “I do something in the line between fashion and costume,” explains Alexia Hentsch (@alexiahentsch). The costume designer splits her time between London and Rio de Janeiro, where she was born. For the past two years, she has created custom pieces ... Photo of @alexiahentsch by @gabmendss
“I do something in the line between fashion and costume,” explains Alexia Hentsch (@alexiahentsch). The costume designer splits her time between London and Rio de Janeiro, where she was born. For the past two years, she has created custom pieces for Rio’s Carnival celebrations. “I love Carnival. I think it’s difficult not to,” says Alexia. “It’s a celebration of joy, which doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world on such a large scale. The whole country has checked out to go to a party. It’s kind of nuts.”
Watch our Instagram story now to see more of Alexia’s Carnival costume creations.
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Photo of @seun_msamazing by @mollychoma Nigerian-American athlete Seun Adigun (@seun_msamazing) ...
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Photo of @seun_msamazing by @mollychoma Nigerian-American athlete Seun Adigun (@seun_msamazing) and her teammates are making history. They’re the first African bobsled team to qualify for the Winter Olympics. “It feels absolutely amazing,” says Seun, who was born in the U.S. to Nigerian ... Photo of @seun_msamazing by @mollychoma
Nigerian-American athlete Seun Adigun (@seun_msamazing) and her teammates are making history. They’re the first African bobsled team to qualify for the Winter Olympics. “It feels absolutely amazing,” says Seun, who was born in the U.S. to Nigerian immigrant parents. “It’s surreal on a daily basis.” Seun, the driver on her team of three, found bobsledding through track and field, which she’d competed in at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Years later, after countless hours of training on both dry land and the ice track, she’s taking her bobsled team to compete in #Pyeongchang2018. And once the games are over, Seun, who lives in Houston and just graduated with a degree in chiropractic work, wants to continue working with Olympians. “I plan to open my chiropractic practice along with a high-performance injury prevention and rehabilitation facility for elite-level athletes.” 🇳🇬
The Winter Olympics (@olympics) are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 9-25. Tune in as we spotlight competing athletes from around the world.
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Photo by @chebmoha Twenty-five-year-old Cheb Moha (@chebmoha) was born in Iraq, raised in Libya ...
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Photo by @chebmoha Twenty-five-year-old Cheb Moha (@chebmoha) was born in Iraq, raised in Libya and Canada, then couch-surfed his way across Europe and the Middle East. He’s settled (for a moment) in the United Arab Emirates. “I have never encountered a place that was boring to me,” says ... Photo by @chebmoha
Twenty-five-year-old Cheb Moha (@chebmoha) was born in Iraq, raised in Libya and Canada, then couch-surfed his way across Europe and the Middle East. He’s settled (for a moment) in the United Arab Emirates. “I have never encountered a place that was boring to me,” says Moha, whose first photos were made with an old film camera and a roll of expired film. “The pictures were really bad,” he admits. But he’d found a way of connecting with people around the world. “It’s a very intimate thing to ask someone, ‘Can I take your picture?’ It created a lot of friendships, a lot of relationships and opportunities.”
From those opportunities, he’s built a career as a stylist, art director and photographer, with his images now hanging on gallery walls at GPP Week, the Dubai-based photo festival organized by @gulfphotoplus. “I’m peeling back the layers of where I am and going beyond the confines of how things are usually seen,” he says.
Watch today’s story to see his portraits from across the Middle East.
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Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated during February in the United States and Canada, we’re highlighting next-generation creatives of color who are shaping the future of their communities. Each of the featured accounts was selected by writer, curator and activist Kimberly ... Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated during February in the United States and Canada, we’re highlighting next-generation creatives of color who are shaping the future of their communities. Each of the featured accounts was selected by writer, curator and activist Kimberly Drew (@museummammy).
“Yoe Apolinario (@yoe.apolinario) invites you into her creative growth and uses her platform to highlight other dance communities around the world,” says Kimberly of the professional dancer who is based in Los Angeles. “I found a video of Yoe dancing alongside SHEstreet (@sheopatra_jones) on [singer] Diana Ross’ Instagram. In the video, they are both in suits and busting out some of the most fly, futuristic dance moves I’ve seen in a long time. While following Yoe’s account, I was exposed to the beauty and strength of Instagram’s dance community. Yoe is fierce, committed and she’s invited us all along for the ride.”
Watch our story to see more from Yoe.
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Photo illustration by @icedcarlo Look a little bit closer to see the #WHPillusion in Carlo David’s ...
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Photo illustration by @icedcarlo Look a little bit closer to see the #WHPillusion in Carlo David’s (@icedcarlo) photo. “My inspiration was growing up in the Philippines listening to Michael Jackson records,” says Carlo, who now lives and works in the Los Angeles area. “Record stores ... Photo illustration by @icedcarlo
Look a little bit closer to see the #WHPillusion in Carlo David’s (@icedcarlo) photo. “My inspiration was growing up in the Philippines listening to Michael Jackson records,” says Carlo, who now lives and works in the Los Angeles area. “Record stores will always remind me of my childhood.”
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Photo by @roodster3 Ten years ago, the idea of owning a Mustang was nothing more than a dream for ...
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Photo by @roodster3 Ten years ago, the idea of owning a Mustang was nothing more than a dream for Rudy Simental (@roodster3). “When I saw the #WHPillusion project, it reminded me of the fact that many years ago my idea of owning this car was an illusion. So I turned my actual car into a model size.” Photo by @roodster3
Ten years ago, the idea of owning a Mustang was nothing more than a dream for Rudy Simental (@roodster3). “When I saw the #WHPillusion project, it reminded me of the fact that many years ago my idea of owning this car was an illusion. So I turned my actual car into a model size.”
Photo by @kademoiselle In the brightly colored alleyways of the south of France, portrait photographer ...
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Photo by @kademoiselle In the brightly colored alleyways of the south of France, portrait photographer Karolina Kodlubaj (@kademoiselle) made a well-placed mirror the focal point of her #WHPillusion submission. “The difficult part was to get the perfect position for the model and ... Photo by @kademoiselle
In the brightly colored alleyways of the south of France, portrait photographer Karolina Kodlubaj (@kademoiselle) made a well-placed mirror the focal point of her #WHPillusion submission. “The difficult part was to get the perfect position for the model and me — and to find an opposite wall of the same color to achieve the complete illusion.”
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.
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Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated during February in the United States and Canada, ...
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Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated during February in the United States and Canada, we’re highlighting next-generation creatives of color who are shaping the future of their communities. Each of the featured accounts was selected by writer, curator and activist Kimberly ... Throughout #BlackHistoryMonth, celebrated during February in the United States and Canada, we’re highlighting next-generation creatives of color who are shaping the future of their communities. Each of the featured accounts was selected by writer, curator and activist Kimberly Drew (@museummammy).
“I have to start by saying I want every single thing that they make,” says Kimberly of the Los Angeles-based brand No Sesso (@nosessola), led by designer Pierre Davis. “This desire comes from the fact that I feel like the clothes were made for me, all of me: a black queer woman. As a brand, No Sesso invites us all to feel like we can belong. Italian for ‘no sex or gender,’ I was totally sold when my friend shared their account with me. No Sesso totally shifts how many people think about what fashion can do. I can’t wait to see what they do next.”
Watch our story to see more from No Sesso.
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Photo by @elieyobeid Lines and colors camouflage a Parisian woman with a stack of books. #WHPillusion
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Photo by @elieyobeid Lines and colors camouflage a Parisian woman with a stack of books. #WHPillusion Photo by @elieyobeid
Lines and colors camouflage a Parisian woman with a stack of books. #WHPillusion
Photo by @_yafiqyusman_ Yafiq Yusman (@_yafiqyusman_) gathered a group of friends together ...
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Photo by @_yafiqyusman_ Yafiq Yusman (@_yafiqyusman_) gathered a group of friends together to play with scale in Singapore. #WHPillusion Photo by @_yafiqyusman_
Yafiq Yusman (@_yafiqyusman_) gathered a group of friends together to play with scale in Singapore. #WHPillusion
Photo by @seasunstefunny Blending in with sea and sand for #WHPillusion. <span class="emoji emoji1f30a"></span> Follow along to see ...
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Photo by @seasunstefunny Blending in with sea and sand for #WHPillusion. Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend's hashtag project. Photo by @seasunstefunny
Blending in with sea and sand for #WHPillusion. 🌊
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend's hashtag project.
Photo by @encolhiaspessoas Some say the world is small. For Renan Viana’s micro characters (@encolhiaspessoas), ...
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Photo by @encolhiaspessoas Some say the world is small. For Renan Viana’s micro characters (@encolhiaspessoas), it’s gigantic. In 2014, the 28-year-old photographer found a box of miniature figures in an antique shop in Belém, Brazil. Renan customized each with paint, glaze and glue ... Photo by @encolhiaspessoas
Some say the world is small. For Renan Viana’s micro characters (@encolhiaspessoas), it’s gigantic. In 2014, the 28-year-old photographer found a box of miniature figures in an antique shop in Belém, Brazil. Renan customized each with paint, glaze and glue then started taking photos of them on wild adventures. “The miniature figures are my companions to discover new places,” he says. “I carry a few around in a little box, and whenever I go out, I set up scenes on my walks. But I plan more specific scenes in advance.”
“Taking pictures of such little ‘people’ on the street draws a lot of attention,” says Renan. “Some people pass by without understanding what I’m doing, while others stop and get closer until they realize what’s going on. Once I had to cover a figure with my hand so that it wasn’t crushed. I ended up hurting my hand, but the figure was OK.”
Tune in to today’s story to learn more about Renan’s characters and their world.
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Photo by @johnnykeethon “You’re blinded by the pure white layer covering everything in your eyesight,” ...
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Photo by @johnnykeethon “You’re blinded by the pure white layer covering everything in your eyesight,” says Simon Kerola (@johnnykeethon) of walking through a forest of untouched snow in Stockholm. “I always feel that if I keep my eyes open, it would look something like this photograph.” ... Photo by @johnnykeethon
“You’re blinded by the pure white layer covering everything in your eyesight,” says Simon Kerola (@johnnykeethon) of walking through a forest of untouched snow in Stockholm. “I always feel that if I keep my eyes open, it would look something like this photograph.” #TheWeekOnInstagram
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Photo by @maomay__ MaoMay (@maomay__) the cat travels the world. “This photo was taken in Paris ...
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Photo by @maomay__ MaoMay (@maomay__) the cat travels the world. “This photo was taken in Paris near the Notre Dame that you can see in background,” says MaoMay’s human, Giulia. “I took millions of pictures, but this one was the funniest since MaoMay was sniffing my phone.” #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @maomay__
MaoMay (@maomay__) the cat travels the world. “This photo was taken in Paris near the Notre Dame that you can see in background,” says MaoMay’s human, Giulia. “I took millions of pictures, but this one was the funniest since MaoMay was sniffing my phone.” #TheWeekOnInstagram
Photo by @akamisokatsu A storybook scene in Japan. 🦌 #TheWeekOnInstagram
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Photo by @akamisokatsu A storybook scene in Japan. 🦌 #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @akamisokatsu
A storybook scene in Japan. 🦌 #TheWeekOnInstagram
Featured photo by @aakashnihalani Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPillusion This weekend, the ...
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Featured photo by @aakashnihalani Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPillusion This weekend, the goal is to take photos and videos that create optical illusions, like this hand-created eye trick from Aakash Nihalani (@aakashnihalani). Here are some tips: Play with scale and move around ... Featured photo by @aakashnihalani
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPillusion
This weekend, the goal is to take photos and videos that create optical illusions, like this hand-created eye trick from Aakash Nihalani (@aakashnihalani). Here are some tips:
Play with scale and move around to find new perspectives within a single frame. For example, photographing a puddle low to the ground can turn it into an ocean.
Let props help. A cleverly placed mirror or some sleight-of-hand card tricks can elevate a simple illusion to double take-worthy.
Make magic by playing with both artificial and natural light. Use a flashlight to draw the eye toward a specific element of an image or incorporate the setting sun’s long shadows into your illusion.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPillusion 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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Video by @kingtutat For more than a decade, Jung SungKap (@kingtutat) has moved and sought inspiration in unexpected places. “I find new ideas the most when looking at kinetic art,” says the 28-year-old from Seoul, South Korea. “After looking at the moves, I think how I could express those ... Video by @kingtutat
For more than a decade, Jung SungKap (@kingtutat) has moved and sought inspiration in unexpected places. “I find new ideas the most when looking at kinetic art,” says the 28-year-old from Seoul, South Korea. “After looking at the moves, I think how I could express those with my body.” With a focus on the street dance known as tutting, inspired by drawings of ancient Egyptians, you can find Jung practicing with friends, developing and recording new sequences and sharing his passion by teaching dance classes.
Want to see more of @kingtutat’s moves? It’s on our Instagram story now.
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Video of @kidsofimmigrants The first-generation Americans behind the clothing line Kids of Immigrants (@kidsofimmigrants) want to inspire children in their community. “Diversity IS American,” says Weleh Victor Dennis, who co-founded Kids of Immigrants (KOI) with Daniel Buezo. ... Video of @kidsofimmigrants
The first-generation Americans behind the clothing line Kids of Immigrants (@kidsofimmigrants) want to inspire children in their community. “Diversity IS American,” says Weleh Victor Dennis, who co-founded Kids of Immigrants (KOI) with Daniel Buezo. Weleh was born in California; his parents are from Liberia. Daniel is originally from New York; his parents are from Honduras.
Sparked by the tradition of street vendors in their immigrant-rich Los Angeles neighborhood, the entrepreneurial duo launched KOI in 2016. “Our main principle since the beginning was to spread love and power to people and spark creativity,” says Daniel. “KOI isn’t a political statement — it’s literally who we are.”
Watch our story to learn more about @kidsofimmigrants.
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Video by @leekangbin91 Coffee lovers in Seoul, South Korea, are lucky to have Lee Kang-bin (@leekangbin91) taking orders. The barista and entrepreneur started C. Through Café “to meet new people and share good memories” and is determined to expand the horizons of coffee art with simple ... Video by @leekangbin91
Coffee lovers in Seoul, South Korea, are lucky to have Lee Kang-bin (@leekangbin91) taking orders. The barista and entrepreneur started C. Through Café “to meet new people and share good memories” and is determined to expand the horizons of coffee art with simple ingredients like chocolate sauce, chocolate powder and food dye. “I try to break away from the stereotype that it only looks pretty. It’s the most rewarding feeling when customers say it looks pretty and also tastes good.”
Get a closer look at Lee’s creations on our Instagram story.
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Photo by @yparlaungan Beach day bliss captured for #WHPsmile. <span class="emoji emoji1f30a"></span>
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Photo by @yparlaungan Beach day bliss captured for #WHPsmile. Photo by @yparlaungan
Beach day bliss captured for #WHPsmile. 🌊
Photo by @grin_land “Mona Lisa” got a “natural” remix for #WHPsmile. Kateryna Khmylnina (@grin_land), ...
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Photo by @grin_land “Mona Lisa” got a “natural” remix for #WHPsmile. Kateryna Khmylnina (@grin_land), who lives in Sweden, revisited a tree she photographed last fall to create her submission. “I think Da Vinci would like it, since he had such a respect for a nature, and that’s where many ... Photo by @grin_land
“Mona Lisa” got a “natural” remix for #WHPsmile. Kateryna Khmylnina (@grin_land), who lives in Sweden, revisited a tree she photographed last fall to create her submission. “I think Da Vinci would like it, since he had such a respect for a nature, and that’s where many artists take inspiration from,” she says.
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Video by @vincebenedict Creative director Ben McDonald (@vincebenedict) found his #WHPsmile inspiration in the pool in Tanzania. “I like the unique beauty of my daughter's breath sneaking out of her nose and mouth in slow-motion bubbles,” says Ben. Follow along to see more of our favorites ... Video by @vincebenedict
Creative director Ben McDonald (@vincebenedict) found his #WHPsmile inspiration in the pool in Tanzania. “I like the unique beauty of my daughter's breath sneaking out of her nose and mouth in slow-motion bubbles,” says Ben.
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPsmile.
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Photo by @leia.staffy Hello, world! Today’s #WeeklyFluff is all about Leia (@leia.staffy), ...
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Photo by @leia.staffy Hello, world! Today’s #WeeklyFluff is all about Leia (@leia.staffy), a 7-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier who lives in Sweden. “I would describe Leia as fearless, curious, happy, adventurous and extremely cuddly!” says Leia’s human, Ellie, who teaches ... Photo by @leia.staffy
Hello, world! Today’s #WeeklyFluff is all about Leia (@leia.staffy), a 7-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier who lives in Sweden. “I would describe Leia as fearless, curious, happy, adventurous and extremely cuddly!” says Leia’s human, Ellie, who teaches children with autism and ADHD, and one day plans to certify Leia as a therapy dog. “Right now, Leia works with me as a school dog,” she says. “She helps the kids stay motivated in school and listens to them when they need to talk.” When she’s not in school, Leia loves romping around in nature. “She LOVES snow,” says Ellie. “She loves to eat, play and run around in it — everything!”
Watch our story now to follow along with Leia’s daily adventures. 🐾
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Video by @vincent_bal With the help of a set of windup teeth and a well-placed light, Vincent Bal (@vincent_bal) turns a pen-and-ink illustration into a smile-inducing scene. #WHPsmile Video by @vincent_bal
With the help of a set of windup teeth and a well-placed light, Vincent Bal (@vincent_bal) turns a pen-and-ink illustration into a smile-inducing scene. #WHPsmile
Photo by @fahmyrhamadan While the untrained eye might see an everyday street scene, Fahmi (@fahmyrhamadan) ...
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Photo by @fahmyrhamadan While the untrained eye might see an everyday street scene, Fahmi (@fahmyrhamadan) sees #WHPsmile. Photo by @fahmyrhamadan
While the untrained eye might see an everyday street scene, Fahmi (@fahmyrhamadan) sees #WHPsmile. 😃