If your Instagram feed is getting a little too crowded with photos of avocado toast and gym selfies, try adding some highly-talented photographers to your daily mix. Here’s our list of 12 mind-blowing photography Instagram accounts for you to follow right now.
1. Steve McCurry
Steve McCurry is one of the most iconic voices in present-day photography. In the past 30 years, he has worked in photojournalism and editorial. He is best known for his 1984 photograph “Afghan Girl“, which many argue is the most iconic photo of all time. In his work, McCurry features conflicts, traditions, and culture, yet always retains the human element. With each photo on his Instagram feed comes a story.
2. The Dogist
Puppy-lovers rejoice! The Dogist is a photo-documentary series about the beauty of dogs. The person behind the camera is street photographer Elias Weiss Friedman. In 2013, he started capturing photos of canines walking around New York City. In the last year, the series has traveled to over 50 cities around the world. This Instagram feed currently contains over 5,000 beautiful, furry faces.
3. AP Images
The Associated Press delivers more than 3,000 photos a day from journalists recording news as it happens around the world. That is a ton content, and of course, they are posting the best of the best to their Instagram. Each photo is paired with a detailed caption. Some might make you laugh, while others might make you cry. In short, the content they share is entertaining, informative and emotional.
4. Jason Charles Hill
Hill is a self-taught adventure, travel & lifestyle photographer from Australia. The majority of his work focuses on elements found within nature and their connection to humans. His serene landscape shots encourage a greater appreciation for the world around you.
5. Humans of New York
If you haven’t heard of this popular photoblog, you are well overdue. Humans of New York features portraits paired with hilarious, heartbreaking, and inspiring interviews that were collected on the streets of New York City. Who knew reading a passage about a complete stranger’s life could be so intriguing?
6. Adam Senatori
Senatori is a former U.S. airline pilot and Captain who is now working in photography and design. He has worked with a ton of big names like Redbull, WIRED, Ray-Ban and Louis Vuitton to name a few. His colorful and tasteful Instagram feed is not one to miss.
7. Zak Shelhamer
Shelhamer is a photographer and cinematographer. He has shot, edited, and directed approximately 400+ videos, including some you may have seen while watching the Superbowl or Olympics. Forbes also named him “#1 Instagram Photographer to follow” and Huffington Post gave him the title of “Best Adventure Traveler”. What a resume!
8. Rosie Hardy
Hardy is a photographer based in the UK and her Instagram feed looks like something straight out of a storybook. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.
9. Jonas Funck
Funck is the king of landscape shots. Gorgeous shots of mountains, snow, wildlife, rivers and trees is what you will see when following this Munich-based photographer. We can’t get enough.
10. Jingna Zhang
Jingna Zhang is a fashion, fine art and beauty photographer. By the age of 20, Zhang had worked with Mercedes Benz, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, and published her first photobook. Since moving to New York in 2012, her work has been featured on international editions of Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar.
11. Sony Alpha
Sony Alpha’s Instagram feed is a compilation of amazing photos taken with a Sony camera from different people around the world.
12. EJ Manalo
Manalo is a photographer based out of San Diego who captures breathtaking night and day cityscapes, many of which from a camera mounted on a drone.
Want more? Read our 10 Inspiring Travel Instagrammers You Need To Be Following.