LoveJoy Rooftop Party
The second installment of our GallerySpace event series was held on July 28th, 2017 at the Boston Society of Architects Foundation in Boston’s Seaport District, which became the most popular Instagram-based event in New England to date. Over 400 guests came to view the 220+ photos on display from our talented IGBoston members and witness the premier of a revolutionary digital photography marketplace project created by @darkroom.tech.
The photos were printed by @digitalsilverimaging, music was provided by @djcadillacjack, and raffle giveaway prizes were provided by as @huntsphotovideo @lensprotogo@tenbabags.
Common Boston Event
IGBoston partnered with The BSA (Boston Society of Architects) Foundation for the Common Boston 2017 Festival! A program of the BSA Foundation, Common Boston 2017 (CB17) was a free open-house architecture and design festival inviting the public to discover, explore, and experience more than 50 significant buildings and places in and around Greater Boston.
There were 3 parts to this festival.
Common Boston 2017 (#CB17)
- June 3rd, 2017- June 4th, 2017 -
The integral part of the festival, Common Boston 2017 (CB17) was a unique opportunity to discover the region’s rich architectural, cultural, and historic resources.
More than 50 sites across the Greater Boston area, from innovative rooftop gardens to 300 year old houses to cutting-edge research labs, opened their doors to the public free of charge, allowing people to explore their city environment and deepen their knowledge of their community spaces. A list (and PDF booklet) of sites open to the public during CB17 can be found by clicking here.
Common Boston 2017 kick-off dParty: Utopian Visions
June 2nd, 2017
Hosted at BSA Space alongside The New Inflatable Moment exhibition, the launch event featured utopian dreamscapes, an inflatable lounge, and tours by exhibition curator and past Common Boston chair, Mary Hale AIA.
#CB17 Instagram Photo Contest
June 2, 2017 - June 6 2017
The CB17 Instagram Photo Contest was an opportunity to photograph the dParty & Common Boston 2017 sites!
Using @bsaaia, #CB17 and #igboston_cb17, different CB17 site visitors participated in the event. 2 photos will be selected by the CB17 & IGBoston Teams to promote the event were from @bob_canto & IGBoston member @_madickey_.
The photographers of the selected photos received the festival’s official T-shirt and two Architecture Cruise tickets for a tour on the Charles River! The selected entries are also promoted on the BSA and IGBoston websites & social media channels as the official photos for the event.
On Thursday January 26th 2017, The IGBoston Team partnered with The General Assembly to host a workshop titled “The Art of Constructive Feedback” in Boston’s Financial District. The IGBoston Team, as well as an industry expert, was offered advice on how to give & receive informative feedback about photography & creative design.
GA is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. We’ll use this partnership to conduct workshops with industry experts.
📸 - IGBoston mod @ecbrads
Boston Common Magazine Cover story
IGBoston Creative Director Mic L. Angelo was interviewed by Boston Common Magazine about IGBoston’s significance in the New England community.
The interview was the magazine’s cover story for their Winter 2016 issue. The digital version of the article can be accessed here.
Image by IGBoston member @thepreppyhispanic
WWIM13 @ Revere Hotel
IGBoston hosted a #WWIM13 event on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm.
The event was a unique learning and social event in partnership with the Revere Hotel (@RevereBoston) off Boston Common.
Free and open to IGBoston members and followers, the event was part of the @Instagram Worldwide InstaMeet 13 (#WWIM13). #IGBoston_WWIM13 featured a series of workshops and how-to discussions on a variety of photographic and Instagram-related topics, including tips on good Instagram engagement; choosing the right photographic equipment; the importance of developing a unique theme; and a live demo of photo editing techniques by some of IGBoston’s most respected members.
The meeting-of-the-minds portion was followed by a social mixer in the hotel’s stunning Emerald Lounge. There was also exclusive access to shoot photographs from the Revere Hotel’s rooftop lounge, Rooftop @ Revere.
IGBoston GallerySpace 2015
We hosted New England’s first official Instagram-baed gallery event with one of our partners, the General Assembly (@ga.boston) in the Innovation District of downtown Boston on Friday, August 28, 2015. The event was free and open to the public, and featured a gallery of photos from nearly 200 of IGBoston’s talented members, as well as a reception that included free refreshments, with music provided by DJ Cadillac Jack (@djcadillacjack).
The event was covered by the Boston Globe and attended by a diverse crowd of over 250 guests.
In case you werent able to make it, there is a digital gallery of all the photos that were displayed at the event.
On December 2015, The IGBoston team learned that Callie, the golden retriever who lived on Acorn Street and appeared in many photos of that iconic location, passed away.
Her owners emailed us the news and told us that they “always appreciated those doses of daily affection from her many, anonymous caregivers … Thank you for being kind to Callie during her too short but excellent life.”
Extremely saddened by the news, we posted this image to our IGBoston feed, provided by IGBoston founder Brian McWilliams (@brianmcw), inviting the community (members and followers alike) to tag any shots of Callie (new or old) with the hashtag #CallieRIP to honor Callie’s memory.
Callie’s significance to the New England Instagram community was immediately obvious, with over 200+ comments on our Instagram post expressing and heartfelt sorrow for the beloved golden retriever, nicknamed “the Queen of Acorn Street”. The IGBoston community also paid respects by using the hashtag on over 140+ photographs of Callie, taken over different periods of her life.
These numerous acts of compassion caught the attention of Boston.com, who eventually interviewed Brian and Callie’s owners for a story about Callie’s life and importance to the New England community.
The tremendous affection shown during this tragic event is a sign of the deep compassion shared by the entire IGBoston community, and why the moderators are happy to serve.
You can view IGBoston’s Instagram’s post on Callie’s passing here
You can read Boston.com’s story on Callie’s passing here
Boston Magazine Article
On October 2015, Lead IGBoston moderators @burnashburn & @miclangelomusic conducted an interview with Boston Magazine about their experinence cultivating creative content and setting photography trends for the New England community .
District Hall Meet
In conjunction with the @Instagram Worldwide Meetup #WWIM11, IGBoston hosted an Instagram Ideas Forum and Photo Walk, hastagged #IGBoston_WWIM11. The event was held at 2 PM on Sunday, 3/22, at District Hall, Boston’s home for innovation, in the Seaport District (75 Northern Ave, just steps from the Court House MBTA stop).
The Instameet consisted of an “Ideas Forum” featuring round table discussions of various Instagram topics and strategies, as well as live demonstrations of photo editing techniques by some of the area’s top Instagrammers.
We also had a fun icebreaker Instagram challenge hashtagged #igboston_buddy, which was about having people, who just met the event, take photos of each other.
Then we hit the streets of Boston’s Seaport and Financial District, chatting and snapping away as we looked for unique photo ops.
We rounded off the night being hosted by one of our partners in downtown Boston, The Sip Wine and Bar (@SipWineBarBoston) for drinks & refreshments.
The event was attended by almost 200 members of the community! Good times!
Video of Event!
A video documentary of the event was produced, courtesy of Amanda Weisman (@a.h.w)!
In an effort to reinforce our #communityfirst initiative, we wanted to create an opportunity for IGBoston members to make new connections with other talented photographers. Hence, the idea behind the IGBoston Collaboration Challenge; getting two creative people to put their talents together to create a great photograph!
Utilizing the hashtag #igboston_collab for the month of November 2014, the community with collaborated with each other using exceptional beauty, originality, creativity, and a strong demonstration of the collab concept.
In our first collaboration with @Instagram's #WWIM10, we hosted an event in the Arnold Arboretum on Sunday, October 5th, 2014. The 281-acre Arboretum’s living collection of trees is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and best documented of its kind in the world.
We used the meetup as an opportunity to give our mostly urban-based members a chance to shoot some nature shots. The well-attended group used the hashtags #igboston_wwim10 to document our meetup.
Boston Harbor Cruise Event
We held our first event on Saturday, July 19, 2014, by partnering with the Boston Harbor Cruises to give our members (and non-members) an opportunity to photograph the sunset from a cruise boat circling the Boston’s Inner and Outer Harbors.
We announced this event by posting this image, taken by @IGBoston founder Brian McWilliams (@brianmcw), on the @IGBoston Instagram feed.
It was a fun event with a great turnout, allowing some of our members to meet each other for the first time. We shared over 120 photographs of our experience using the #igboston_bhc hashtag, and featured some of our favorites on the @IGBoston Instagram feed.