Metropolitan Gallery 250‘s next exhibit, “250 x 250,” poses that there might be some true art hiding among the selfies and food porn (or some mother-of-god variation thereof) hogging your Instagram feed. The exhibit, opening March 7th, features popular Instagram photographer and University of the Arts graduate Austin Hodges (aka @austinxc04)’s street photography, which focuses notably on Philadelphia architecture and urban decay. Hodges’ 28,000-plus followers could scroll through most of the works on-display, but the physical exhibition might make clear the shortcomings of the purely digital.
The show also features work from Instagram photographers Billy Cress (@radiowar), Koji Sese (@kojisese), Kory Zucarrelli (@zukephoto), and Rachel Hara (@rachelhara) — all worthy of a follow. The exhibition kicks off with an opening reception on Friday, March 7 at 6 p.m.
Check out some of the most recent works from the featuerd Insta-tographers in the slideshow below.