As I work towards my MRes in Design, one of my focus points is on this participatory design element called #thehashtagofman which takes place on Instagram. This study tests the influence of social media and exhibition development in the telecommunication age of the smart phone and app technology. Where it takes nothing more than the hashtagging of a photograph, can social media, and the operators behind this curatorial endeavor produce anything like Steichen’s original The Family of Man in terms of volume of submissions and degree of photography talent. If you are on Instagram and would like to contribute see here for more details.