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16 Questions about One Photo with Tobi Sobowale: Representation in Beauty Photography

1. Please introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do? How long have you been into photography? Hi, my name is Tobi Sobowale. I am a Black, British–Nigerian multidisciplinary artist. I am a photographer, writer, poet, and architectural designer. I primarily focus on Black women as the subject of my photography and have been doing so for the last...

Flickr and Fujifilm’s Live Street Photography Critique: A Successful Event

With over 600 photos submitted and almost 350 people watching live, the first virtual photo critique event Flickr and Fujifilm celebrated together on July 8 was a success. Thank you to everyone who participated by submitting their photos and watching the SmugMug Live session. We had such a great international crowd engaging in the chat! In a livestream...

16 Questions about One Photo with Kourtney Iman: Cotton Is Still Grown Here

1. Please introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do? How long have you been into photography? My name is Kourtney Iman. I am a self-taught photographer based in Alabama that specializes in portrait, street, and documentary photography. I have been photographing since the age of 16, officially (ironic because this is 16 questions about one photo)....

Cataloging COVID-19 with the Library of Congress

In September 2020, the Library of Congress launched their “COVID-19: American Experiences” project: an open call to all Flickr members based in the United States to share photos of their experiences living through the coronavirus pandemic. Almost a year later, we met with the Library of Congress staff members responsible for this project to talk about...

16 Questions about One Photo with Meika Ejiasi: Moody Asparagus

1. Please introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do? How long have you been into photography? Hi! My name is Meika Ejiasi, and I’m a food, lifestyle, and portrait photographer in Oakland, California! During “normal business hours” I’m a Content Marketing Manager for an EdTech company, but during my evenings and weekends, I’m a photographer! I’ve...

One Album, 16 Questions with Matt Katzenberger: Abstract Macros Inspired by Pride Flags

  Editor’s Note: We slightly adapted this installment of One Photo, 16 Questions and invited Matt to discuss their album of six photos, entitled Pride. Visit the album here. 1. Please introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do? How long have you been into photography? Hiya! I’m Matt! I’m a visual artist who specializes in photography, and I’ve...

Reconnecting through photography: Go take a photo!

This entry is a guest post by Lou Noble, editor-in-chief of The Photographic Journal, and an active Flickr member for fifteen years. The pandemic having made introverts of us all, the question arises: How to re-engage with the world? Well, you’re on a photography site, so the answer should be easy: Go take some photos. For all my talk about photography...

16 Questions about One Photo with Dan Thompson: Capturing the Milky Way

1. Please introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do? How long have you been into photography? Hi! I am Dan Thompson. I grew up here in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains [of Tennessee] and I currently lead one of the tech research teams for a company called 451 Research. I’ve been taking pictures since I was in high school, but really got serious...

Macro Inspiration on Explore

“Summer evenings, butterflies, and meadows… my very favourite combination for unwinding after work. This is an especial favourite as I got lucky with pre-sunset light filtered through the trees behind this tiny common blue, creating the gorgeous orange bokeh ball behind.” – Emma Varley Today, Explore is populated with a curated selection of macro and...

Freedom Now Project — Documenting Students in Their Struggle for Social Justice

“This project humbles me because people entrusted me with their stories. And what fabulous stories… of young people making a difference!” – Alice W Campbell, Digital Outreach and Special Projects Librarian, VCU Libraries. Darwyn White gazes into the camera lens. In April 2014, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries launched the...

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