Join us as we celebrate our first ever “Best of Instagram” exhibition January 17th - 23rd in our gallery located in the SOMA arts district in San Francisco, from 6-8pm. The competition was open to all photographers who use Instagram as a platform to share and display their work. Image(s) could also be processed using Instagram filters, as well as other similar editing applications.

These are the winners of the show. 

1st Place & Top Post Winner: Emmanuel Monzon

2nd Place : Xuebing Du

3rd Place: Jesse Nichols

Below are pictures of the show installation.

Below is a gallery of all juror selected images.  Please visit the show to see who won top post, and additional notable mentions. 


All prints from the show will be cut and packed by Saturday, Feb 4th.  If you are local, you can pick them up for free at the desk during our regular business hours. You must email us (Carlos - in advance to let us know you are choosing this pick-up option.  If they are not local and would like it shipped to you, the shipping and handling fee is $15, with all payments made out to Rayko Photo Center (credit cards and paypal accepted as well).  International shipping inquiries, please email Carlos to discuss shipping fees. Thank You all again for allowing us to have such a wonderful show. 

As image sharing applications become a common part of our lives, the ability to share ideas and artwork across the world has expanded exponentially. Aesthetic trends emerge daily on these platforms; often defying cultural, linguistic and physical borders to create a globalized dialogue united by our visual culture existing more and more online. In celebration of this, we seek to add a twist to the conversation by turning the digital into the physical; allowing one to explore the notions of physicality and permeance in an increasingly digital world.



PHROOM Magazine: PHROOM is a contemporary fine-art photography journal that works to create a photographic collection and representation of the contemporary world. Through their visual research they select and present projects from all over the world.

NOICE Mag: NOICE. is a publication and platform for photographers that have a very meticulous and minimal style. While they do produce print and physical materials, the majority of their curated content and material is on instagram, making their contributions to the photographic community contemporary.