By Culturekiosque Staff
MIAMI, FLORIDA, 19 DECEMBER 2013 Phil Gonzalez and Jorge
Martínez, two renowned creative professionals from Spain have joined
forces to launch a trilogy of projects: Instagramers Gallery,
InstagramersGallery.com and two Instagramers Prizes including the largest
photography prize to date.
December 2013 Instagramers Gallery Miami opened its doors as an official
gallery space for the social media site. The first in a series of planned
galleries set to open in strategic areas throughout the world, the gallery
will promote photography in Instagram format. Located in Wynwood, Miamis
art district, the site will be a multicultural space that welcomes all
photography admirers. The gallery will also host an ongoing programme of
seminars, talks, forums, events and exhibits.
InstagramersGallery.com is the second strand of the
venture, a virtual gallery that is based on the simple premise of
Instagram users submitting their personal photography from the site. Once
on the InstagramersGallery.com site, the program will allow anyone to
access the uploaded images free of charge. The only exception in this
unique platform is the participant must choose their best images to be
uploaded, as the program only allows one image per day to be uploaded.
The third part of the initiative is
the Photo Prizes for those involved in the InstagramersGallery.com. The
"Instagramers Photo Prize" launching on 16th December 2013 will be the
largest photography prize to date. This $100,000 prize will be awarded to
a "Photo-Day Prize" finalist by a jury comprised of well-known
personalities in the world of photography, art, communications and new
technologies. The "Photo-Day Prize" is a daily contest where the winning
picture will receive $1,000. A small jury of Instagramers as well as the
online gallery audience will pick the winner, who will be decided upon by
the number of most audience votes.
In 2011, Phil González (@Philgonzalez) launched
Instagramers to help Instagram users maximize their use of the
application. To date, Instagramers remains the major network of choice for
Instagram users with over 300 local groups in 60 different countries.
Graphic Designer and an expert in social innovation, Jorge Martínez is one
of the most respected advertising professionals in Spain. Through his
career, he has instigated campaigns for organisations such as Oceana, the
Vicente Ferrer Foundation, Save the Children, United Nations and Doctors
Without Borders in Spain.
González comments on the initiative: "Launching Instagramers Gallery
seemed a natural progression after the success of the online portal. Our
vision and ultimate goal is to allow anyone and everyone the chance of
being a featured artist this is the power of social media and we are
looking forward to seeing how it is received by the public".