Word Revel

Book blogger, recent Sociology grad in her twenties. Stares at labels when no books are in sight. Disproportionately reads YA. This is a companion blog to http://wordrevel.com.

This is Happening

This Is Happening: Life Through the Lens of Instagram - Chronicle Books

This book offers a nicely curated collection of photos that have been published on Instagram. In order to put together these photos, the editor called for submissions, to which many Instagram users responded. I like the square format for photography and it's cool seeing how others have made use of this format in their own photos.

I wish a commentary would've been provided for each photo; perhaps a little about the composition or the story behind the photo, or at least when and where these photos were taken. Since all of these things are lacking and photos are featured on their own, while the credits have been appended, there's little this book offers besides a visual collection of random Instagram photos. Basically, all this book offers is a collection of Instagram photos devoid of terrible photos and screenshots of WhatsApp conversations that sometimes flood Instagram feeds.

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