Based in Sweden, 1X is the world’s most exclusive online photo gallery and represents some of the boldest, newest talent in the global photography community.
1x was created by two Swedish college students who wanted to create a community and gallery that only featured photo art of the highest quality. Each day, more photos are uploaded on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram than you can view in a lifetime. This means that a lot of beautiful photos are overlooked. The idea behind 1x is to give quality photography the exposure it deserves. Only a small number of photos are published each day.
''Every photo in the gallery has been hand picked by professional gallery curators.''
To be featured in their gallery, a photo goes on a long journey. First, the photo is curated by 1X members. They have the chance to vote on whether they think the photo should be published or not. The photos that pass member curation are forwarded to official curators, who make their decision both on technical and creative qualities. The photo should also bring something new to the gallery.
Recently, Tekuma has been closely working with 1X Art Director, Matilda Källman who has a formation in Art History, Musicology and Literature. She has provided commentaries on the selection below.