Instagram is an art gallery on its own. Here are a few of our favorites.
“Your passport to the past,” Zamaaan is a collection of vintage photos from all over the Arab World. A truly spectacular blast from the past, Zamaaan is an artsy, modern way to document history.
Another account that represents culture in a diverse yet touchingly beautiful way, #myprayerroom is a collection of prayer rooms from all over the world, encouraging cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue.
Arabictypography is a collection of Arabic lettering found in all corners of the world, from graffiti on a wall in Iraq to the sign on a hair salon in Baqa’a, Jordan’s refugee camp.
Curators: vatyma, nohazayed, noofography
Adapted from the popular hashtag, #FromWhereIStand, this account is a picturesque gallery exclusive to Arabian floors.
Curators: hishamakeen, vananaa_
With hashtags that overflow with creativity, this account posts regular art challenges for Instagram artists from all over the world to take part in. But the best part: the curator is based here in Sharqiya.
Instagram Spotlight: Fayzodiac
Based in Qatif, 23-year-old Suroor loves working on freelance art and design projects. She spends most of her social media time managing @knowme_ar and @drawitchallenge, projects she started with her friend, @natsunni.
Can you tell us more about these two accounts?
Know ME started two years ago, with the goal to connect Arab creatives and raise awareness about everything art and design related.
The Draw It Challenge is a sub-project where we create different unique artistic challenges. Some are short, lasting 5-10 days and some are long, lasting the entire month, such as the #MonsterTober challenge back in October last year.
Favorite Instagrammers from the eastern province?
Tough question because you don’t know where people are from on social media unless stated in their profile. For that reason I’ll go with five I know personally: @Meeda_, the people at @Light.studio.ar, @Natsunni, @ruuchan5 and @5rbasha.