MITAA on Instagram: Capturing MIT’s Decisive Moments

Apr 23, 2014

Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of modern-day photojournalism, described a photographer’s “decisive moment” as the instant the photographer knows, through intuition, to click the camera. “The moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever,” he said. Fortunately, both on and off campus, great moments of discovery and insight occur frequently.

A student at work, sitting on Sol LeWitt’s art in the Building 4 courtyard.

Last fall, the Alumni Association started capturing some decisive moments on Instagram, which doubled its growth in 2013, reaching more than 200 million users. If you’re one of them, follow the feed at instagram.com/mitalumni to see new photos each day. The feed includes portraits of campus life and the alumni community.

If you have taken photos of campus, classmates, or alumni events, use the #mitalumni tag on Instagram to share them.

Register Now for Tech Reunions 2014

Graduates whose class years end in 4 or 9—are you pondering whether to return to MIT for your reunion on June 5–8, 2014? Check the schedule to find out how much fun you and your guests can have catching up with classmates at campus gatherings and Tech Reunions events. Alumni holding graduate degrees are invited to Graduate Alumni Tech Day on Saturday; all undergraduate and graduate MIT alumni from any year are welcome at many reunion events. Online registration runs through mid-May.

Reunion highlights include faculty lectures on the future of planet Earth during Technology Day on Saturday. Thursday night, the 117th Tech Night at Pops will feature the orchestra’s favorite selections, and David Deveau, senior lecturer in music, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his appointment to the MIT music faculty by performing the Mozart Double Piano Concerto with Jee-Hoon Krska ’90.

Learn more and register now: alum.mit.edu/reunions.