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Instagrammer in Residence

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How do you experience the Barbican through your lens?

One of our favourite things about Instagram is having the opportunity to see how our visitors see the Barbican and the surrounding area. From the architecture of the high walks and the hidden corners of the foyers to our installations and performances – there are so many angles to the Barbican that can be captured through the lens that help us learn how you see the Barbican.

We're excited to launch the fourth edition (February–July 2020), inviting emerging Instagrammers from around London to experience life at the Barbican and share their photography on our social channels and also in a digital exhibition throughout the Centre.

Spanning architecture, performance and street photography, we want to celebrate the many aspects of the Barbican and the surrounding area through a range of photographic styles from our Instagrammers.

Join the residency

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Become an Instagrammer in Residence

Closes Fri 31 Jan, 3pm

To become an Instagrammer in Residence, post a photo responding to the theme 'Nature & Concrete', tagging @barbicancentre #IgBarbican and telling us why you'd like to become our Instagrammer in Residence.


The call out closes Friday 31 January at 3pm and the Instagrammers will be notified that day

Terms and Conditions: 2020 residency

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Our Instagram

From architecture to behind the scenes and artist takeovers, get closer to our programme and learn more about our building on Instagram.

Visiting us? Share your photos #barbicancentre