Hard on the heels of the Photo of the Day, we thought we should mention the fact that there’s currently some serious talk going on about establishing a real-life, honest-to-goodness, proper, physical, three dimensional, ‘when I was your age all this was fields’, Flickr gallery in London.
Here’s the general idea:
- Convince Flickr / Yahoo! to rent out a gallery space somewhere in London (nowhere flashy – maybe a community centre or a college).
- The gallery space gets handed over to the Flickr community in London to manage – somehow we work out a way where the community determines what gets exhibited when.
- Organise a series of events or parties in the space where people come and see the most popular images on a particular theme and get to meet up with other Flickr users….. we also use it as a way to raise awareness of what Flickr is all about.
- Copies of prints selected to be exhibited could be sold with a percentage of sale prices going to a charity selected by the community.
Exciting, no? Here at Londonist we’re already looking at how we could get involved in the process, and we know there’s quite a bit of support coming from a few other areas. So if you want to get involved, go join in the discussion and keep an eye out for updates.
When/if it happens we’ll see you there for a drink!