TIMEWIRELESS Instagram username Identification Project
Travel blogger Jen Pollack Bianco, who writes the travel blog My Life’s A Trip discovered that she had five uncredited images on Time Magazine’s recent Wireless Issue cover. Her latest project is an attempt to identify and credit as many of the usernames of the Instagrammers from the cover as possible.
From her blog:
In August, I was surprised to discover 5 of my instagrams on the cover of the TIME magazine’s 2012 The Wireless Issue. I was lucky to notice my instagram because it wasn’t font blocked by headlines or letters, as most of the images were. Font blocking is nothing new for photographers who shoot magazine covers. A magazine cover image is always just a background for headlines. The bigger complaint I kept hearing on social media was that very few of the instagram users whose images were used were given any credit by TIME Magazine. A small selection of “editors favorites” made it into a slideshow on the TIME website, with those photographers credited.
Just because TIME Magazine didn’t tell you if your instagram was chosen for the edit, that doesn’t mean My Life’s A Trip can’t (or at least try to)! So I decided to have my assistant, Anastasia, lead a team of researchers fromDev-Pro to try and identify as many of the instagram images and users as possible.
We covered the call for submissions on the Time Magazine project. One of the questions/complaints from iPhoneographers about the project was about image credits. Turns out that Time Magazine didn’t. This project will go a long way towards rectifying that omission.
Here’s the link to the first post by Jen Pollack Bianco “TIME MAGAZINE: THE WIRELESS ISSUE COVER BREAKDOWN AND #TIMEWIRELESS INSTAGRAM USERNAME” .
If you submitted images to the project, you should definitely check out this link, help out if you can, and follow the progress.