Over the past decade, there's been a resurged pop-fascination with GIFs. Gifthere's a gamut of art photographers using the medium to reimagine photography's potential, and to explore a range of cultural and political ideas. Wesley Brown's series Inversionfor example, is a sequence of self-described "inanimate animated GIFS" made from still photographs, presented online, that gradually shift through multiple frames and manifestations.
Adore or despise them, GIFs are integral to the social experience of the Internet. But even a casual observer of GIFing would notice that, as with much of online culture, black people appear at the center of it all. Or images of black people, at least.
Warning: English is not my main language and I am still learning. So please excuse any grammar mistakes. I knew about him since I was a child and saw him on the disney Frenemies movie and still thought about him as an amazing actor through the years.
From Good Housekeeping. The couple divorced on May 30,but have remained close ever since, so it's perhaps unsurprising that their wedding anniversary was celebrated by their daughter, Princess Eugenie, on Instagram. Royal fans have also been taking to social media to mark the occasion, and Twitter user katemidIetons even found the perfect GIF to celebrate.
By Carly Stern For Dailymail. Giphy has released its round-up of the most popular GIFs of the year, and though some are some no-brainers, others may come as a surprise. Some seem to tap into universal truths better than others, making them go-tos to express particular emotions.
Weeks ago a weird conversation in the office turned into an often cited post on our site. For a solid week, people were responding with their choices, who we missed, and a lot of "wow, I didn't know she was from here". But, I think our friends in Texas may have felt a little left out.
The online popularity of images of black people — particularly women and femme gay men — is a fact of internet life and, in recent months, an increasingly controversial one. Are gifs being used to disseminate racist stereotypes in cyberspace? Is there something problematic about white people using brown-skinned emojis?