While the commercialisation of Instagram (over 400 million active monthly users) has brought many innovative ways to utilise mobile cameras, #berlin aims at presenting the most authentic Instagram photography beyond the clichés of selfies and foodporn. This new sub-culture of creative adventure-junkies does things differently. Rather than investing in expensive equipment their mobile cameras are their most loyal artistic tools to capture that one decisive moment. Many did not go to art school – their creativity stems from free experimentation and expression. Instagramers personify youthful curiosity and thirst for exploring – and they come in groups. They see what you don’t see – and they go where you don’t go. #berlin is a tribute to the way in which Instagram photographers have deepened our visual understanding of the city so many of us call home.

Participating Instagramers: Andrewandryou, Berlinstagram, Berlintensiv, Brainy_artist, Ellamsinger, Exil_et_royaume, Ezgipolat, Foxofix, Frailfrail, framedbyjadFranz.becker, Helinbereket, iheartberlinJeissonmartin,  Jnjuancamiloberlin, Knurrt, Konaction, LindaberlinLoewe7Marisahampe, Mr_sunset, Nomadic_by_choice, Oh_hedwig, Tellpas, Thomas_k, Uwa2000.

Curated by: Ferdinand Prinz, Brando Wild, Olga Potschernina, Frank R. Schröder

#berlin took place from Nov 29 – Dec 5, 2015 at the Blogfabrik space in Kreuzberg. This is the online version, see impression of the live exhibition at  here. You can purchase all exhibited photographs over at Post Collective.

The Jaw
Hallo!
Block Story
Trapezoid
Run Free
Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset
In Mood with Telespargel
Kreuzberg Summer
Higher
Info
Fare Dodging vs. Yearly Ticket
It’s all about Safety
Asian Shopping
Beauty in Decay
Grillrunner
Film Palast
Playing for Ghosts
#glückontheway
J4
Distortions of Kantstraße
The Last Swim
Girls Like Photo Booths
Berlin Nights
Aesthetic Break
Feels like Home
Bananas at Alexanderplatz
Nodding Dog
Berlin Streets
Hommage to Harry Croner
Bikes
Impermanence
Stairwalker
My Alternative Reality
Dumpster with a View
Spaßzone
Mailbox
The New Berlin Cliche Shot
Untitled
A Walk on the Moon
That Urban Playground Thing
Pavement Pigeon
Lonely Palm Tree
Circus
Untitled
Jurassic Park
Blazing
Circles in Squares
Framed
Suicidal Shopping Cart
Untitled
Backyard Rainbow
Contact