What filter does a Grey Lady use?
The New York Times has launched its very own Instagram account, @NYTimes, which will feature the work from staff and freelance photographers, and experiment with an "Instagram-first method of storytelling," the newspaper announced in a press release Monday.
Here's what it looks like:
“With the launch of The New York Times Instagram account, we will bring The Times's rich, visual storytelling to a new audience," said Alexandra MacCallum, assistant masthead editor for audience development. "Our Instagram strategy is designed for the social, mobile space where we hope to build awareness of The Times's brand and engage new readers with our incredible photojournalism."
To kick things off, the Times will be posting images from seven photographers covering issues worldwide using the hashtag #nytbeginnings.
The newspaper posted its first Instagram picture on Monday: a photograph taken by Bryan Denton while covering the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone.
Bryan Denton had been covering the #Ebola crisis in Freetown, #SierraLeone for about a day when he captured this moment. "It was the first time since I'd been there that I'd seen anybody be demonstratively physical or intimate," said Bryan, @bdentonphoto. To mark our first week on @Instagram, we'll share projects by seven photographers around the world, all inspired by the word "beginnings." #nytbeginnings
The New York Times said that until Sunday, each day it will post a different picture taken from a different location by Denton (@bdentonphoto), Todd Heisler (@heislerphoto), Doug Mills (@nytmills), Newsha Tavakolian (@newshatavakolian), Daniel Berehulak (@danielberehulak), Adam Ferguson (@adamfergusonphoto) and Sim Chi Yin (@chiyin_sim).
On Tuesday, the paper posted this image from Berehulak:
Randhir Singh, a laborer, kisses his 5-year-old son Gurpreet as they wait to enter a temple during a religious procession in Anandpur Sahib. Thousands upon thousands of Sikhs flock to the area to celebrate Hola Mohalla, @danielberehulak said. "It’s their devotion that brings everyone there,” he said. “It’s their tradition and their #faith.” Follow us this week as we continue to share #nytbeginnings projects.