Social Media and Art Collide With the Launch of the Instagramers Gallery

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now If the average lifespan of a tweet is five seconds, how long does an Instagram post last for? Though its existence may not be quite as brief, we generally consume the images on our Instagram feed in a similar fashion as we scroll down, gobble them up and forget about them forever more.Alas, that all changed last month when two Spanish creative’s, Phil Gonzalez and Jorge Martínez launched their Instagram trilogy: the Instagramers Gallery, and a pair of Instagramers Prizes, one of which is the largest photography prize to date. Impressive right?The online gallery calls Instagram users to submit the best of their personal pictures from their own profile. Once uploaded, anyone is free to download the image for free, though the program only allows users to download one image a day to encourage a diplomatic ranking of the most popular images. Each day, the photographer of the most popular image is awarded $1000 by the founders and is automatically entered into the final prize draw where a hefty $100,000 is up for grabs. We know, we’re desperately snapping breathtaking mountainscapes and the first sprigs of spring blossom too…If you’re craving a screen break and you’re in Miami, we highly recommend paying a visit to bricks and mortar version of the gallery. Located in Wynwood, Miami’s art district, the space is the first of many planned global openings that will promote the ultra accessible photography concept.For more information visit Maestro Dobel Diamante Blends 3 Tequilas Into One Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Traveling The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America center_img How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned Editors’ Recommendations 1. Phil Gonzalez and Jorge Martínez 2. Instagramers Gallery Miami 3. Instagramers Gallery Miami 4. Instagramers Gallery Miami 5. Instagramers Gallery Miamilast_img read more

Deadly clashes in Côte dIvoire prompt Annan to urge reconciliation

“The Secretary-General urges all Ivorian parties and every citizen of Côte d’Ivoire to put the national interest foremost, stop all confrontations, and resume, without further delay and without any preconditions, the full implementation of the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement,” UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York.The government and rebel Forces Nouvelles signed the agreement in Linas-Marcoussis, France, in January 2003, ending fierce fighting and setting up a government of national unity. In March 2003, another accord – the Accra II agreement – was concluded in a bid to resolve a dispute over appointing the ministers for defence and internal security.Through his spokesman, Mr. Annan reminded the parties that the UN is preparing to deploy a peacekeeping force, but the Ivorian parties would have to show the political will to reject violence and work towards genuine reconciliation and mutual accommodation. Violent attacks broke out at demonstrations in the main commercial centre of Abidjan, where sporadic shooting was heard, according to the UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (MINUCI). Initial reports indicated that some 20 to 25 people may have been killed, and many others reportedly injured. One person was also killed during demonstrations in the capital, Yamoussoukro. A protest in Bouaké was generally peaceful.The Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Albert Tevoedjre, urged all sides to halt the fighting, according to Mr. Eckhard.On the eve of the demonstrations, Mr. Annan yesterday appealed to all sides to exercise restraint.The Security Council is scheduled to discuss the situation in Côte d’Ivoire tomorrow. read more