Are There Better Alternatives to Instagram? Photographers Weigh In
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Are There Better Alternatives to Instagram? Photographers Weigh In

Instagram may be the alpha and omega of photographic social networks, but it’s not without its discontents. “I have an inherent distrust of Facebook,” says photographer Greg Williams . “I don’t feel like any of it is serving the user, we’re serving them and they’re selling us out to advertisers.” It’s a sentiment echoed by photographers like Erin Marie Miller and Amelia Troubridge , both of whom have begun cultivating their presence on rival networks Ello and Vero , respectively. For photographers irritated by Instagram, fed-up with Facebook and seeking out alternative platforms to share and view work, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that these platforms do exist and address many of the complaints users have with how Facebook handles (or mishandles) their personal data and their news feeds. With several years of operation under their belts, the social media platforms Vero and Ello have demonstrated staying power in the face of the world’s social networking behemoth. The bad news: None yet have the scale of Instagram or its proven ability to connect photographers with paid assignments. Greg Williams, who gravitated to Vero because of its visual elegance, has partnered with the platform on […]

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