Announcing the #InstagramCannes Contest Winners
To view all of the contest entries, browse the #InstagramCannes hashtag.
A little over two weeks ago, we asked you to show us your best photos for a chance to be featured in our exclusive gallery space at The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
After receiving more than 5,000 contest submissions from all over the world covering a broad spectrum of experiences, we reviewed every single one of your photos. From outstanding photos of movement, life, colors and texture to captured moments of pride and achievement, despair and uncertainty, freedom and adventure, what we saw left us completely inspired.
Our three winners were selected based on the originality, technical execution and subject matter of their submissions. Their photos will be featured in our gallery space and each will receive a Leica C camera and travel kit, courtesy of Leica and Herschel Supply.
Congratulations (félicitations) to the following winners:
If you’re in the area for the festivities and are a badge holder, we’d love to see you. Stop by La Galerie d’Instagram, located at Gare Maritime Promenade Pantiero 06400 Cannes or join one of our instawalks departing from the gallery at 4PM CEST on June 17 and June 19.
Global Instagrammers: From Moldova to New York, Thailand and Latvia
Through Instagram, it’s possible to visit every corner of the world. In our Global Instagrammers series, we travel the world by asking people to share their favorite Instagrammers from another country.
@spatari: Chișinău, Moldova
Alex Spatari (@spatari) is a 26-year-old television producer living in Chișinău, Moldova, who joined Instagram shortly after it launched in 2010.
"I’ve met a lot of amazing folks from different countries," says Alex. "I love Instagram accounts that have some theme or idea. I truly admire people who can find a subject and build the whole story around it."
When asked to pick his favorite Instagrammer outside of Moldova, Alex chose @visualmemories_. “Great atmosphere, simplicity, faded colours make you feel nostalgic about New York even if you’ve never been there.”
@visualmemories_: New York, United States
"Photography has always been a hobby of mine," says Jomayra (@visualmemories_), who is 28 and works in real estate. “But thanks to Instagram I definitely developed a deeper love for it while allowing me to open up and be confident.”
Jomayra chose Thai Instagrammer @rockkhound. “I’ve been following him for the longest time. He has a creative eye for new perspectives.”
@rockkhound: Bangkok, Thailand
As a 25-year-old flight attendant based in Bangkok, Thailand, Tom (@rockkhound) has a chance to travel and explore new places for work. “I’ve had a chance to meet so many people I found through Instagram that I now call friends.”
Tom chose Latvia Instagrammer @contour7. “He is a minimalist. His work is cool, clean and always fresh.”