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Instagram: Images of Self and Society

October 23, 2014 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

The first installment of the Illinois Humanities Council's new series In Real Life: Conversations on Social Media and Culture takes place on November 12 and features Hyperallergic art critic and "selfie" specialist Alicia Eler, award-winning photojournalist and Instagram documentarian Jon Lowenstein, and investigative reporter Jeff Kelly Lowenstein. The Dilettantes will facilitate an interactive experience where we'll consider: How does Instagram shape the way we think about identity and image in culture today? What does the explosion of smartphone photography mean for photojournalism and photographic art? How might the platform suggest new forms of public engagement for artists, journalists and citizens? How do you engage with Instagram?