Top Five Photography Storytelling Instagram Accounts

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In the variety of social media accounts today, there is no shortage of storytelling content for users to choose from. The true challenge comes from sifting through the vast amount of generic content to find consistent, valuable, and thought-provoking stories. For those of you looking for some extra inspiration, here are 5 Instagram accounts that deliver the power of storytelling right to your smartphone screen.

National Geographic 137 million followers: @natgeo

National Geographic @natgeo has become the first brand to top 100 million followers on Instagram. The account is a mix of photographs made by the magazine’s 135 contributing photographers. Their posts encompass a mix of natural phenomena and human experiences, touching on everything from climate change, historic moments, and how different cultures interact with the world around them. National Geographic has become a name synonymous with journalistic and photographic excellence, and their Instagram certainly upholds this reputation. 

Humans of New York 10,4 million followers: @humansofny

Humans of New York, or HONY for short, began as a photography project in 2010 and has now gained over 20 million followers and become a blog. The initial goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers on the street, and create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants. “Somewhere along the way, I began to interview my subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, I’d include quotes and short stories from their lives.” Brandon Stanton, founder. @humansofny provides a worldwide audience with daily glimpses into the lives of strangers on the streets of New York City.

People Magazine 7,8 million followers: @people 

The Instagram account of the famous People Magazine, THE #1 source for celebrity news and inspiring stories that offers loads of inspiring, funny, controversial and beautiful stories. Following the account @people is an easy way to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in Hollywood and with celebrities around the globe. Swipe up on the link in their bio to dive deeper into any stories that might pique your interest.   

Instagram 350 million followers: @instagram 

How could you not include the social media giant itself on a list of top Instagram accounts to follow? From the beginning, Instagram’s company account has featured a diverse group of photos and stories, providing exposure for artists, athletes, activists, and photographers. @instagram account is colorful and eclectic: you can expect lots of creativity, humor, inspiration, colors, imagination, and even magic. Have fun!

Apple 23,6 million followers: @apple

“Everyone has a story to tell” says Apple on its Instagram account. We could not agree more! Posting mainly #ShotOniPhone photography @apple surprises its community with the photo and video creativity, limitless imagination, and the beauty of people, nature, architecture, distant places and famous faces. 

Captural Photo Book App is on Instagram as well: @captural.app

The Captural Photo Book App has its own Instagram account where we share beautiful photo stories from people from all over the world. Our philosophy is to inspire people to share their travel, wedding, hobby, special events, family life, or kids’ adventures highlights and turn them into photo books. 

We invite you to follow along as well and join the Captural community: @captural.app!

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