The New York Times looks for wedding-themed Instagram photos

The New York Times

Your wedding may never make The New York Times, but your Instagrams might! “Starting this summer, the Vows section will publish Wedding Album, an occasional series of your wedding-themed Instagram photos,” an announcement published this weekend says. “Please avoid generic images, like a posed shot of the couple or a table setting.”

Every month, the Times will gather photos with a theme. This month’s is “How wedding rituals are evolving” — though “any poignant photos — even ones that do not fit a theme — are welcome.”


Instagram photo of Poynter.org Managing Editor Mallary Tenore’s mother’s wedding dress.

Related: How the New York Times’ ‘Perfect Wedding Announcement’ came together

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  • Libby Stack

    So yet another way for publications to avoid paying photographers while making the unsuspecting public think this is good for them. Yet another rights grab sham.