An image from photographer Natacha de Mahieu’s new series “Theatre of Authenticity” of Cappadocia, in Türkiye, where thousands of travellers jostle for space each morning to take selfies and pose on vintage cars. Photo: Natacha de Mahieu
An image from photographer Natacha de Mahieu’s new series “Theatre of Authenticity” of Cappadocia, in Türkiye, where thousands of travellers jostle for space each morning to take selfies and pose on vintage cars. Photo: Natacha de Mahieu
Tourism

Photos of people at top Instagram spots taking selfies are intended to tell us something about ourselves

  • Natacha de Mahieu’s series of images taken at some of the world’s most popular Instagram spots highlight how little people engage with the landscapes they snap
  • Using a time-lapse technique, she shows how even a location only recently popularised on Instagram is conceptually crowded

An image from photographer Natacha de Mahieu’s new series “Theatre of Authenticity” of Cappadocia, in Türkiye, where thousands of travellers jostle for space each morning to take selfies and pose on vintage cars. Photo: Natacha de Mahieu
An image from photographer Natacha de Mahieu’s new series “Theatre of Authenticity” of Cappadocia, in Türkiye, where thousands of travellers jostle for space each morning to take selfies and pose on vintage cars. Photo: Natacha de Mahieu
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