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The best of NT photography from Instagram
Exhibition developed by Northern Territory Library

More than 80 million images are shared on the social network Instagram each day. Of those, some of the best come from photographers in the Northern Territory.

This exhibition presents a selection of these extraordinary images from Instagrammers in all corners of the Territory, from the ranges of Central Australia to the northern coastline, each with their own way of experiencing this diverse place.

On these walls, you can see moments captured by journalists, lawyers, ice-cream makers, professional photographers, shoemakers, backpackers, mums and mayors. Each has their own set of fans right across the world, followings often formed using #hashtags that connect them to like-minded people who share their passions, whether that’s wildlife, bush foods or anything else that makes Territory life so unique.

Territorians and their visitors have been photographing their lives and journeys for nearly 150 years. Many of their images and albums are now kept in our collections like those held by Northern Territory Library, who developed this exhibition. Today, social media is a new medium for sharing images and stories, a new way of documenting social life and identity from increasingly diverse points of view. This exhibition celebrates that diversity, the thousands of digital images that appear and disappear online, but it also raises the question – how do we preserve these fleeting images for future generations, just as we have in the past?

Images: @michaelfranchi, @bookhopper, @oceanova_missy__, @elise_derwin, @siri.omberg, @unseenimages_travel
17 November11 March 2018
Opening Friday 17 November, 6.00pm
Araluen Arts Centre
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