National Geographic Turn Their Best Instagram Snaps into an Exhibit in Washington DC
Well, you can do that if you happen to be in Washington DC any time soon. From now until April, the National Geographic Museum (yes, it's a thing) are exhibiting prints of more than 200 of their most popular posts out of the 12,300 or so that they've uploaded since the account went live in 2012.
The first thing you see upon walking into the museum is a giant iPhone with a blown up version of the account itself, and from there you're invited to wander through a literal maze of plus-size prints, meant to represent the narrow avenues that social media funnels you through. Using social media to your advance, and taking a swing at it at the same time; well played, Nat Geo.
If this all sounds exciting in one sense, but frustrating in another, far more literally geographic sense, fret not, there's a book you can buy as well. It won't record your thoughts, but at least you'll get a similar sense of how amazing some of these images are beyond just flicking between them on a touch screen.
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National Geographic Turn Their Best Instagram Snaps into an Exhibit in Washington DC Reviewed by Callum Davies on Thursday, November 17, 2016 Rating: