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Global Instagrammers: From Tehran to San Sebastián, New York and Beyond

Through Instagram, it’s possible to visit every corner of the world. In our Global Instagrammers series, we travel the world by asking people to share their favorite Instagrammers from another country.

Neda Monem (@nedamonem) – Tehran, Iran

"I love that people have the chance to notice the beauties around them that often tend to go unnoticed," says Neda Monem (@nedamonem), an English teacher and musician living in Tehran, Iran. “Over time Instagram has inspired me to better my photographic vision and to document more of what I experience in life.”

Neda says she also loves “that you can experience the world through the eyes of real people.” This includes her own images, which she feels offer a more nuanced look at life in a place many have never visited.

Neda’s favorite Instagrammer outside Iran is Spanish food photographer Aiala Hernando (@aialahernando). “I like following people with a unique style,” she explains, “especially if their feeds make me hungry.”

Aiala Hernando (@aialahernando) – San Sebastián, Spain

Aiala is a food stylist and photographer in San Sebastián, Spain, whose work takes her all across the world. “Instagram started as a hobby for me, and it has become one of the most powerful ways of connecting with amazing people, both personally and professionally,” she says.

Aiala recommends April Flores (@aprilflores). “April makes me feel emotions with her photos. I feel like each of her pictures has a beautiful story behind it.”

April German Flores (@aprilflores) – Brooklyn, New York

"In college I studied chemistry and I dream of someday becoming a botanist in Costa Rica or somewhere with an ocean and big beautiful mountains," says April, a Brooklyn-based prop stylist and founder of home goods collection Native Kind (@native_kind).

April offered documentary photographer Brian Nyongesa (@briannyongesa) as her favorite Instagrammer abroad. “When I look at his photos I feel as if I was there experiencing those moments as well. He captures people in their natural essence so beautifully.”

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Global Instagrammers: From Moldova to New York, Thailand and Latvia

Through Instagram, it’s possible to visit every corner of the world. In our Global Instagrammers series, we travel the world by asking people to share their favorite Instagrammers from another country.

@spatari: Chișinău, Moldova

Alex Spatari (@spatari) is a 26-year-old television producer living in Chișinău, Moldova, who joined Instagram shortly after it launched in 2010.

"I’ve met a lot of amazing folks from different countries," says Alex. "I love Instagram accounts that have some theme or idea. I truly admire people who can find a subject and build the whole story around it."

When asked to pick his favorite Instagrammer outside of Moldova, Alex chose @visualmemories_. “Great atmosphere, simplicity, faded colours make you feel nostalgic about New York even if you’ve never been there.”

@visualmemories_: New York, United States

"Photography has always been a hobby of mine," says Jomayra (@visualmemories_), who is 28 and works in real estate. “But thanks to Instagram I definitely developed a deeper love for it while allowing me to open up and be confident.”

Jomayra chose Thai Instagrammer @rockkhound. “I’ve been following him for the longest time. He has a creative eye for new perspectives.”

@rockkhound: Bangkok, Thailand

As a 25-year-old flight attendant based in Bangkok, Thailand, Tom (@rockkhound) has a chance to travel and explore new places for work. “I’ve had a chance to meet so many people I found through Instagram that I now call friends.”

Tom chose Latvia Instagrammer @contour7. “He is a minimalist. His work is cool, clean and always fresh.”

Want to find more great people to follow? Check out these posts from The New York Times Magazine's “The 6th Floor” blog: Instagram Envy Chain: Sochi Edition and Down the Instagram Rabbit Hole.