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Travel video of the week: Through the Instagram lens

This week we're delving into the world of Instagram and how it influences the way we travel through this satirical video

By National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Published 2 Mar 2018, 15:00 GMT, Updated 14 Jul 2021, 09:47 BST
Through the Instagram lens

Through the Instagram lens

Photograph by Oliver

There's no denying Instagram's influence. This videographer has compiled a swathe of photos that demonstrate just how we behave around the world and how we decide to document it. 

"I came up with this idea last year while travelling in Roma. I wanted to take a look at the popular Trevi Fountain but I never managed to get close to it. The place was assaulted by hundreds of tourists, some of them formed a huge line to get a spot in front of the fountain. I decided to make this kind of sarcastic video but with the focus on travel and mass tourism.  So I'm basically making fun of something I'm part of. While the era of mass world tourism and global world travel opened up in the 60s and 70s with the development of Jumbo Jets and low cost airlines, there is a new trend that consists of taking pictures everywhere you go to share on social networks."

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