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This Is Happening: Life Through the Lens of Instagram

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Over 100 million people use the Instagram app to take beautiful, lo-fi photos of the special moments in their lives, and then instantly share them with the world. The first-ever crowd-sourced book of Instagram photos, This is Happening highlights that single, fleeting moment that makes us happy and just begs to be photographed--the perfect cup of coffee, a scenic moment on ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published November 12th 2013 by Chronicle Books (CA) (first published September 3rd 2013)
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Joséphine (Word Revel)
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
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Rachel
Feb 13, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's exactly what you think it is: an Instagram feed between two covers. A short preface (maybe five quick paragraphs?) and then 200+ self-indulgent user-submitted shots from Instagram subscriber accounts.
This is not to say that the photos aren't pretty; of course they are. But to condense Instagram into a pretty little gift book, in an effort to make it anything more than what it is, is laughable. I'm glad I only got this one through my library; I'd be incredibly annoyed if I'd paid actual dol
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Bill Landau
This was a good attempt, but it could have been so much more. I enjoyed the artistry of the iPhone and all the things you can do with them via Instagram. But it takes a bunch of REALLY outstanding shots to make a book that people are going to want to look at.
Hazellie
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's not much, just pages of images posted on Instagram, but there were some really good pictures there that inspired me.
Chelsea
fantastic pictures from instagram
ems
Sep 09, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
terrible design, bad photos. #inspiration to never using a filter ever again
Corelle
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's basically a book of Instagram photos but so inspiring! Time to up my phone photography game!
Leigh
I got this at the library. It's a collection of photographs posted on Instagram. It's mildly interesting but I wouldn't have spent money to buy this.
Jessica
Beautiful and sticking images, but unlike Instagram the book does not provide context.
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It was a book full of Instagram photos. What can you say?
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