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This Photo Series Puts Instagram In A Whole New Light

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    Photo: Moises Saman/Magnum Photos.

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    A new collection of photos from the Magnum archives is currently up for grabs. Photographers apart of the exclusive collective challenged one another to dig up some of their never-before-seen work and breathe new life into it.

    It's not that these photographs were lacking life — they just weren't "the one" in the moment. But, hindsight, as we all know, is 20/20 and can reveal things we might have missed back when push came to shove.

    The 37 photographs from Magnum's Archive Dive Square Sale (a preview can be found on Instagram) highlight the importance of constantly reviewing our own work and the way we view the world. Dipping our feet in the past (or thumbing through it on our phones) is one of the more powerful means of comprehending the here and now. The following 14 photographs and stories challenge the "Insta" world we're currently immersed in. These photographers aren't seeking to illustrate the current mood, but curate an identity that has a longer shelf-life — something timeless. Perhaps they'll inspire you to go back through your own archive of images and #latergram a few moments that aren't just beautiful, but moments that endure.

    Note: Slide 5 is a bit NSFW.

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  2. Photo: Moises Saman/Magnum Photos.

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  3. Photo: Micha Bar-Am/Magnum Photos.

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  4. Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos.

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  5. Photo: Bruce Gilden/Magnum Photos.

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  6. Photo: Jean Gaumy/Magnum Photos.

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