Nepal earthquake image highlights power of digital imagery
Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom has presented a book of ten curated photographs, that included image(s) of Nepal earthquake, to Pope Francis. The power of digital imagery was discussed during the papal meeting at the Apostolic Palace on Friday, TIME magazine said in a report yesterday.
The gesture of gifting images is being looked at as an attempt by Instagram to project itself as an effective ‘platform for visual communication’.
It is understood other images in the book project various facets of contemporary world such as the refugee crisis in Europe.
“Today I had the honor of meeting Pope Francis. We spoke about the power of images to unite people across different cultures and languages. It was by far one of the most memorable experiences of my life!,” Mr Systrom said in his own platform to express his joy of being granted the papal audience.
Founded in October 2010, the Facebook-owned company oversees some 3.5 billion likes a day. On average, 80 million plus photos are shared on Instagram daily.