What Does Instagram Do To Famous Photographs?

What Does Instagram Do To Famous Photographs?

Instagram is great for spicing up plain photographs. It has filters and automatic sharing with social networks. No wonder it has 200 million hosted images.

But what happens when those plain photographs are replaced with famous images? Does Instagram improve or diminish the quality of these memorable shots? Check out the gallery at Mastergram and let us know what you think. [via Kottke.org and Mastergram Image from Harold Edgerton – Bullet Through Apple, 1964.]

Robert Frank – Funeral-St. Helena, South Carolina, 1955

Richard Misrach – Hawaii XV, 1978

Mitch Epstein – Amos Coal Power Plant, Raymond City, West Virginia, 2004

Milton Rogovin – Joseph Kemp, Hanna Furnace, Buffalo, New York, 1978

Sandy Skoglund – Revenge of the Goldfish, 1981.