The jury might still be out on how you pronounce GIFs but one thing's for certain, when done right they can become enthralling works of art in their own right, as this collection by Native American artist George Redhawk (opens in new tab) reveals.
While most of us use GIFs to add a dash of humour to emails, Redhawk has turned them into impressive pieces of mesmerising art. His experimental designs (opens in new tab) are created by combining famous photographs and pieces of digital art with specialist photo morphing software conventionally used by the visually impaired. The result is a gallery of endlessly changing animated images that challenge how people see the world.
Titled "The World Through My Eyes", this collection of GIFs are all the more impressive when you consider that Redhawk is legally blind. This hasn't stopped him from creating, however, and his GIFs have has gone on to inspire other artists all over the world.