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16 Questions about One Photo with Masako Metz

1. Please introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do? How long have you been into photography? Hi, everyone in the Flickr community. My name is Masako Metz. I was born and raised in Japan, and moved to the US in 2006. I currently live in Oregon. My very first encounter with a camera was a pinhole camera and easy developing kit that came with a...

Two Flickr Members on a Journey to Document the History of Napoléon

Photographers and Flickr members Annabelle Matter and Alexis Gérard have traveled the world together to retrace the history of Napoleon. Now, they’re sharing that journey in Napoléon: L’Esprit des Lieux, a comprehensive photo book that includes their photography of these historic settings. Annabelle and Alexis spoke to us about how they researched Napoleon’s...

Hard but not impossible: How Flickr is moving the needle on eliminating child sexual abuse from the internet.

Content note: As we continue the conversation around our commitment to keeping the Flickr community and children safe, this guest blog article was written by John Starr, VP of Industry Sector Strategy at Thorn and contains mentions of child sexual abuse.   “The ordinary response to atrocities is to banish them from consciousness.”   This line,...

The Noble Method: Self-Critique

I come home from an afternoon of picture-taking with a memory card full of photos. I upload them, maybe wait a day or two, then take a look. Many people keep all their photos, but through trial and error, I’ve found discarding the photos I don’t like to be more useful. I use the editing process to cull the photos that do not reflect my style, my point...

The Earth Through Your Lens

This particular shot shows the fragile and vulnerable side of the rhino. He was lying down and gently resting, totally at peace with the world and completely unaware as to how valuable he was to humanity as a whole! He is one part of Earth Day that needs to be highlighted and saved for generations to come. ―CS photography April 22 is Earth Day, and...

Roid Week 2021 — Six Photographers on Their Favorite Instant Images

The Spring 2021 Polaroid Week is about to start, and we have already marked our calendars for one of our favorite moments of the year. Beginning April 18 and running through April 21, the’Roid Week 2021 community will be opening their group’s photo pool for all instant film lovers to share their newest creations. In preparation for the week ahead and...

Keeping Flickr and Children Safe

Content note: This article contains mentions of child sexual abuse. We have three words that define Flickr: Inspiration. Connection. Sharing. These words fuel our work to make Flickr the best global platform for active communities of photographers, storytellers, and content creators. Some of what we do is very visible, like the revitalization...

The Most Fashionable Photos on Flickr

For every interest, there’s an inspiring photo and photographer to find on Flickr. And today, we’re excited to share some of the photos that put a fashionable foot forward. Here’s to the moments of glamour, vogue, and high fashion that you’ve shared. Enjoy! ;) If you’re inspired by these fashionable moments, share...

16 Questions about One Photo with Leanne Boulton

1. Please introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do? How long have you been into photography? My name is Leanne and I live and work as a photographer in Glasgow, Scotland. I was into photography as a child with a hand-me-down compact camera of the era, though I took photography much more seriously in the 90s with a film SLR set-up. 2. In one...

Through the lens of women photographers

Today, Explore is populated with a curated selection of photos celebrating the work of women photographers on Flickr, and the many contributions of women throughout history. In this Explore takeover, we’re featuring a selection of images taken by some of the wonderful women who make up the Flickr community, and who shouted out their work here, and...

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