Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Glimpses of the Human Face

Pope Francis opened an Instagram account a few weeks ago, and he already has 2.2 million followers on the primarily mobile-device-based photo sharing platform. Of course, he's not taking pics and uploading them from his own iPhone (he doesn't have one). It seems that the Vatican press office is posting various photographs taken over the past three years and combining them with appropriate brief texts.

Very often the most striking feature in the picture is not Francis himself but rather the faces of the persons he meets.