instagram “The country was just opening up, and it seemed like the right time to go,” says Andre Malerba (@amcaptures), an American photojournalist based in the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Two years earlier, after traveling to Nepal and Thailand, Andre had decided to immerse himself in a pivotal moment in Myanmar's history, as a military government began to relax restrictions on political freedom and foreign visitors. “I have a front row seat to a country opening up to the outside world, attempting to transition to democracy, and all the awful and great things that go along with it,” he says. Andre describes a universal, humanistic approach to his work, saying, “Part of being a good photographer is being open and honest with the people you photograph. People can tell when you’re not hiding parts of yourself from them, and I honestly believe it’s appreciated.” Photo by @amcaptures 14h

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instagram As she checks on each model moments before a fashion show begins, Sandy Hullett (@sandyhullett) pauses to take a picture. “I view my photos as a continuation of my work, a kind of record of the backstage atmosphere,” says Sandy, who is the hairstylist Guido Palau's first assistant. Their work begins with a meeting with the makeup artist, manicurist, stylist and designer to view a collection and discuss ideas for the whole look. For the Prada (@prada) show during Milan Fashion Week, the hairstyle was designed around the jewelry. “The colors of the clothes were beautiful and the fabrics and accessories, amazing,” Sandy says. “I loved the idea that a girl would use a beautiful brooch on her dress and then use the same ones in her hair.” Photo by @sandyhullett 19h
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instagram You can thank Harry Potter for Emily Ables’ (@blueeyedbiblio) infectious love of literature. When the 18-year-old Ohioan first encountered the boy wizard, it was — appropriately — a magical moment. “It showed me how much stories can do,” Emily says of the J.K. Rowling series. “Once I learned how many lives I can live through stories, all I wanted was to read, read, read.” Emily started her book-centric Instagram last year, and her followers consider her an expert in young adult novel recommendations. “I love when people read a book because they know I loved it,” she says. “Sharing the love of reading is a great feeling.” Photo by @blueeyedbiblio 2d

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instagram “When I look at a landscape, I don’t see a landscape. I see a snippet within it,” says Australia native Lara Miller (@lovewalkeatsee). Lara has a degenerative eye condition that causes tunnel vision, which means she sees the world through a tight circle. But through her unique view, she notices things others might miss. Lara and her husband, David (@chiefmillso), are currently traveling through Europe and Southeast Asia. When the couple watches a sun rise, they look in different directions and later share their alternate viewpoints. “I turn my back and look at the colors playing across the building and the sky and the long shadows — the golden glow off everything,” she says.
Lara says it is unknown if and when she will lose her vision entirely. “In many ways, I kind of feel like the awareness of a precious thing deteriorating, my vision, has actually made me far more aware of little details, appreciating the small joys every day,” she says.
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instagram Sylt, Germany’s northernmost island, may be connected to the mainland by rail, but many travelers flock to the “Queen of the North Sea” in order to disconnect. Sylt’s major draw is its picturesque places: think thatch-roofed houses, sandy beaches and tidelands. For Hamburg-based Instagrammer Anja Sauer (@anja.sauer), Sylt is the perfect escape from the city. “Rough sea air, beach as far as the eye can see and wonderful variegated dune landscapes — there I find the width and the endless horizon I need to completely switch off.” Even though Sylt is a mere 38 square miles (99 square km), its offerings are diverse. One can tour the island by bicycle, surf off of Westerland’s Brandenburg Beach, visit a gallery opening in Kampen or simply relax in one of the iconic white and blue painted two-seater beach chairs that are scattered along the island’s beaches.
To sample some North Frisian atmosphere on the island of Sylt, tap the blue location text above and browse the #Hörnum and #Nordseeliebe hashtags.

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instagram Simon Porte Jacquemus (@jacquemus) — a young, playful fashion designer showing his collection in Paris today — has discovered that when it comes to posting photos, three isn’t a crowd. Simon tells stories through a trio of similar images, each with a different zoom or cheeky twist. “I just quickly realized that posting three was more strong and beautiful,” he says. “It’s kind of a signature.” Simon, 25, has also become known for exaggerated silhouettes and vivid colors in the six years since he launched his line. His photos elaborate on that story. “They’re about my everyday life in the Jacquemus studio, with colors, graphics and a smile.” Photo by @jacquemus 3d

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instagram Hello, Instagram! Did you know it’s #NationalPigDay? In honor of this very special occasion, today’s #WeeklyFluff is a pink pint-sized piggy named Abby (@abby_thepinkpiggy). If your feed could use a pop of porcine playfulness, follow @abby_thepinkpiggy. 3d

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instagram Every Monday we share some of our favorite Weekend Hashtag Project submissions on our blog at blog.instagram.com. Congratulations to @miklasmanneke, @pacodelosmonteros, @hiltonic_, @billsmith2315, @jsommereyns, @pu422, @kona_panis, @marcauxvisual and @vincentlaroze who all had featured submissions for #WHPonrepeat! 4d

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instagram “Marseille is a patchwork of old neighborhoods, all in the typical Marseille style,” says Romaric Lopez (@romdilon), a caterer who moved to the French coastal city from Avignon last year. Founded over 2,600 years ago, Marseille is France’s oldest city and its second-largest. Romaric, who lives in Marseille’s cultural district, called Old Port, takes advantage of exploring local landmarks like the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (@mucem_officiel), designed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti, and the Notre-Dame de la Garde, a 19th century Roman-Byzantine basilica which overlooks the city. For more scenes from around the city, tap the blue location text above. For more from Romaric's #LocalLens on Marseille, visit the Instagram blog.

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instagram Blending marriage and work may be a challenge for some, but Dabs and Myla — collectively known as Dabs Myla (@dabsmyla) — make it look easy. The Australian graffiti and street artists, who are based in Los Angeles, have been making bright, bold pop art since they met in school some 12 years ago. “We fell in love and straightaway started working together on projects and paintings,” says Myla. “After a few years, we found we loved working together so much more, so we made the decision to start solely working together under one name — and have been ever since.” The duo collaborates at every stage of their projects, from start to finish. “Usually we will call out at the beginning what each person would like to paint: ‘Is it cool if I paint the boy, the cat character, the car, the television and the flowers?’” Dabs says. “We make our work together and for each other.” Photo by @dabsmyla 5d

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instagram Every Sunday, we look back on the week and select some of our favorite images from emerging voices across the globe. For these photos and more news from around the community, visit blog.instagram.com. Congratulations to those who are featured! @juligarcias @briancassella
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instagram “My first instinct when finding things I love is always to share,” says Kailey Flyte (@mermaidens), who as a kid used to rip out photographs of magazines and tell everyone about her findings. Today the peachy-locked graphic artist from Portland, Oregon, captures whatever sparks her interest and shares her pastel-hued images with an online audience. “I’m obsessed with color,” admits Kailey, who is convinced that her natural hair color should be pink. Kailey considers her style to be a throwback to vintage pinups, but with a twist, so her look isn't stagnant. And she'd prefer to live in a house that matches her aesthetic: “My dream home would have huge windows to let in natural light, walls painted Technicolor and pastel shades, a library with wall-to-wall book shelves – and have a faint smell of strawberries!” Photo of @mermaidens by @hanahaley 6d

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instagram Crowds of people took to the streets of Singapore yesterday and today as the country held its 43rd annual Chingay Parade. Boasted as the largest street performance and float parade in Asia, thousands of performers dressed in bright colors, and elaborately decorated floats passed through this year’s main venue at the F1 Pit Building. The Chingay Parade originally began as a celebration of Lunar New Year, but over time the event has become more of a way to appreciate the cultural diversity that resides within Singapore. This year’s street procession is themed “We love SG” to mark Singapore’s 50th anniversary as an independent country, and more performers and dancers have turned out than ever before to celebrate the occasion. “The local community enjoys watching the parade and taking photos of the vibrant floats, dancing dragons, prancing lions, stilt walkers, wushu masters, performers of different races in their traditional costumes and fireworks,” says Ivan Kuek (@phonenomenon), a local coffee purveyor who photographed the festivities. “I remember attending Chingay back in the late 80s when I was a little kid. This is my second year in a row that I’m attending the parade at the F1 Pit Building, and it keeps getting better and better as the years go by.” For more photos and videos from this year’s event, browse the #Chingay2015 and #IAmAtChingay2015 hashtags and tap the blue location text above.

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instagram Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPonrepeat

The goal this weekend is to capture creative looping videos. Some tips to get you started:
Connect the beginning and end of your video by starting and stopping your recording on the same backdrop. For example, set your camera in a fixed location while your subject moves into and out of the frame. This will create a seamless transition during playback on loop. Next, keep an eye out for natural repetition around you. If you film something that's constantly moving, you can create an infinite loop. For example, a video of a train running through your scene will appear to run on forever—just be sure to hold your phone still. Alternatively, use the end point in unexpected ways. Play with creative transitions, and it's perfectly normal to try a few times until you get it right.

PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPonrepeat hashtag only to videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own videos to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured Monday morning.

For more examples and inspiration, check out blog.instagram.com.

Featured video by @dave.krugman
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instagram It looks like a random assortment of paint splotches on a building in Tucson, Arizona. But catch them at the right angle, and in the right light, and it turns into a well-crafted, colorful piece of street art. “When photographing a composition like this, I feel a debt of gratitude toward all of the different individuals who helped contribute to it,” says photographer Demetri Enriquez (@demetri__), of Portland, Oregon, describing the above photo. “Images like this are the product of several different people who, over long periods of time, all engage in a sort of unintentional collaboration. They do all the work. All I have to do is show up and put a frame around it.” Photo by @demetri__ 7d

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instagram Becca Alfafara’s (@ralfafara) backyard is one million acres of protected pristine mountain wilderness. As an interpretive ranger with the National Park Service, Becca lives year-round inside Montana’s Glacier National Park. It’s a landscape so rugged and so beautiful that it has earned the nickname “Crown of the Continent.” “This place is one of the most amazing landscapes in the world,” Becca says. “It’s important for me to get out all the time and enjoy the park so that I don’t take it for granted.” But living in such a remote region, especially in winter, is not without challenges. Going out to eat or getting fresh produce requires a three-hour drive, one-way. Plus, she lives amidst the park's native predators. “There is something really wild about hearing wolves howling or knowing that a grizzly bear is sharing the same trail as you,” she says. Even still, she values the perspective it gives her life. “These large animals help me realize that I’m not the top of the food chain or the biggest thing out there.” Photo by @ralfafara 1w

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instagram A 125-year-old gallery in Manchester, UK, has reopened its doors to the public after a $23 million renovation. The Whitworth Art Gallery (@whitworthart) has been expanded and redesigned to reconnect with its surrounding parkland, and is welcoming visitors back with a new exhibition led by British contemporary artist Cornelia Parker. “It’s great to see how it’s been transformed into an even more exciting place for the public,” says Manchester photographer Zuza Grubecka (@zuza_g), who stopped by the gallery on its opening weekend. Zuza mixes portrait photos with her documentation of daily life from Manchester, as well as her native Poland. “Manchester and its post-industrial architecture is a perfect background. There are a lot of secret passages and abandoned areas which make you feel like an explorer in your own city.” For more photos from Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery, tap the blue location text above and browse the #galleryinthepark hashtag.
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instagram #Hellomynameis Connor Franta (@connorfranta). I’m a 22-year-old creative from La Crescent, Minnesota, currently living in Los Angeles. Even at a young age, I was always interested in photography. Before I had a camera of my own, I used to steal my dad’s and take photos around my town and record videos of myself making silly commentary. One time, I even entered a piece in the county fair and, surprisingly, won Grand Champion in Photography.

There’s something about candidly capturing the moment I’m in, the activities I’m doing and the people I’m with that I can’t seem to get enough of. Regardless of what type of medium I’m working with, it’s my hope that my creations inspire people to look at and think differently about their surroundings. Don’t simply accept the face value of things. Try a different angle, a fresh perspective, and you may be surprised at what you see.” Photo by @connorfranta
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