When Instagram announced last year that it was abandoning its chronological posting in favor of an algorithmically determined newsfeed, many photographers were displeased. Despite the online outrage, Instagram’s shift appears to have delivered the goods.
It’s a similar story at Twitter, where a shift from chronological posting to algorithmic sorting has been credited with driving a surprising jump in new users
With the trending hashtags vanished and news coverage now minimal, it seems that the rest of the world has moved on.
But the photographer Brian Anselm has not. He recently spent two weeks in Nigeria, visiting unofficial settlements that house citizens displaced by Boko Haram