Forty of the best images have been chosen for exhibition on the fence at Neptune Quay, along the Ipswich Waterfront, from Thursday 24 May when the PhotoEast festival opens.

The winning entries were selected by Fiona Shields, Head of Photography at The Guardian, and Adrian Evans, Director of Panos Pictures photo agency.

Fiona said: “True to the social nature of Instagram, the topic “I belong” inspired contributions from far and wide, coming together to form a varied and vivid collection of images. With entries by photographers from Ipswich to Iran, it has been a privilege to take part in making the final selection to exhibit and to share some wonderful interpretations.”

Click on the image below to cycle through the winners’ gallery.