The New Yorker Curates Crowdsourced Kraftwerk
Here’s some easy ingenuity. Last week, Sasha Frere-Jones wrote an awesome New Yorker article about German band Kraftwerk’s performances at the MOMA. As often happens at concerts of epic style and breadth (eight whole nights!), official photographers were confined to a few choice but restrictive spots.
What’d The New Yorker do? It sifted through Instagram, Facebook and Flickr, where the audience — free to photograph at will, wherever they were — uploaded a diversity of concert shots. Here are three by Steve Milanowski, Daniela Stigh and Stephanie Zussman; visit the site for a complete slideshow.
This material is just as good as pro photog work. It adds value to The New Yorker’s coverage and also valorises the people who were present (readers or not). Also, as readers of the magazine and the site, we have a richer perspective of the Kraftwerk shows. Nice!