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Photo exhibit highlights what residents love about Anchorage

By KTVA CBS 11 News 3:18 PM November 5, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

Seeing Anchorage from a new set of lenses every week is the aim of one Instagram handle called, “I Love Anchorage.” The handle is managed by a different Anchorage resident every week to give a new perspective of the city.

The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation is the group behind the Instagram page. AEDC Communications Director Valerie Walsh joined Daybreak on the couch Wednesday to talk about the upcoming exhibition based on “I Love Anchorage.”

“Instagram is a photo-sharing platform,” Walsh explained. “We created the ‘I Love Anchorage,’ account and we basically give the account over to a different Anchorage resident each week for them to post photos to the account showing how they live, work, play in Anchorage.”

The AEDC board of directors started an initiative to make Anchorage an ideal city to live, work and play in America.

You can sign up to be a host, but heads up: There’s a two-month waiting list. If you’d like to get on it, you can go to AEDCweb.com, and send Walsh an email explaining why you would be a great host.

Friday, Nov. 7 the AEDC will be showcasing the past year with more than 1,000 photos that will be broken up in collages.

“We launched the account in September 2013,” she said. “So we have a year’s worth of photos that have been posted to this account.

The exhibition, called “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words,” is Friday, Nov. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Egan Center.

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