Today, Facebook announced that it has acquired the hugely popular smartphone photo-sharing app, Instagram, and in the process further consolidating its position as the biggest visual archive in the world.
LOS ANGELES — The Polaroid is dead. Long live the Polaroid. They used to be a staple at any gathering, and then one day, they weren’t. Those tangible remembrances of fine times had soon turned into cell phone camera snaps and then Facebook and Flickr albums. And now they’re Instagram pictures.
The world of photography is changing fast. Here are some recent highlights … Kodak stops the camera biz, Flickr will upgrade, Gizmodo gets the exclusive about Instagram and Pinterest keeps growing …
This week, the lowdown on Mark di Suvero’s radical history, Terry Richardson’s parents, street art in Cairo, Miami and without spray paint, word clouds and some erotic Austrian art of yesteryear … and some other great links.
This week’s edition focuses on the de Kooning retrospective at MoMA, some final essays on the 9/11 Museum, an endangered mural in Manhattan, the timeline design of Facebook and Instagram as art.
As we hunker down for Hurricane Irene, we decided to make this week’s Required Reading a photo-heavy one. From images of chairs to maps comparing New York to cities around the world, there are images galore in the links.