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Staff Picks: 6 Instagram Accounts to Follow

Members of the Aperture Foundation staff selected our favorite photography-related Instagram accounts of the moment, ranging from photographers to editors to public collections. Follow the Aperture Beat column on the Aperture Photograph App and online for regular staff picks about favorite readings, social media, and exhibitions.

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You might recognize Brian Huskey from VeepChildrens Hospital, or Comedy Central’s hilariously offensive new series, Another Period, but did you know he is just as comfortable behind the camera? A self-described “former photographer,” Huskey’s account mixes cleverly captioned selfies on set with his own color photographs and moody black-and-white images. My favorite is series of abandoned shopping carts, from a richly textured scene of two shopping carts doubled, to an image of one filled slightly with plastic bags, captioned “Mating,” to a lonely cart stuck in a hedge that is captioned “crashed.”  –Nicole Maturo, Editorial Work Scholar

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Laura Boushnak is a member of the Rawiya Collective, the first all-female Muslim/Middle Eastern photography collective. She has covered news for the Associated Press, Agence-Presse France, and the New York Times, mainly in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Her Instagram, however, is full of quieter moments. These photographs run the gamut from incredibly simple, as in her photograph of a barely visible kite in the sky in Amman, Jordan, to the chaotic, as in an image of a man resting in an antique shop. Her photos manage to convey a stillness and simplicity to everyday life that I, personally, find incredibly calming. –Melissa McCabe, Circulation & Advertising Work Scholar

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Aint-Bad is a bi-annual photography magazine that was founded in 2011 by 5 students from SCAD. The magazine’s manifesto is established around accessibility, so their Instagram feed is a great place to gain exposure to emerging photographers, as well as see perspectives from new editors. The editors often work directly to support photographers, many of whom are fresh out of school and have never been published before. –Becca Imrich, Education Work Scholar

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This account features selections from The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute appointment-only reference library, a collection of over 25,000 hard-to-find fashion and photography books from all over the world from as early as the 16th century. –Elena Tarchi, Publicity and Events Associate


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Kalen Holloman is not only cool and funny but also inspiring. The New York–based artist creates collages on Instagram that riff on art and fashion, often in the form of pieced-together, faux advertisements for luxury brands. –Lauren Bouton, Sales and Operations Assosciate




Ian C. Bates is a Seattle based photographer with an Instagram feed largely consisting of small town America, old Chevy Novas and complete isolation. I’m a big fan of the color palates and diverse subject matter he brings to my endless scrolling. –Max Mikulecky, Digital Marketing Assistant


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