Instagram is 10 years old! A Pulitzer Prize winner explains how it helped his career

Instagram is 10 years old! A Pulitzer Prize winner explains how it helped his career
Muhammed Muheisen surrounded by Afghan refugee children while explaining to them how the camera works, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Image credit: Muhammed Muheisen, Canon Ambassador and photojournalist)

Believe it or not, Instagram is officially 10 years old! The increasingly important social media platform launched for iOS on 06 October 2010 (with an Android version following in April 2012). 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.