A Flickr gallery in London?

By Rob Last edited 139 months ago
A Flickr gallery in London?
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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.

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  • 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!

    Image by Dave Gorman, taken from the Londonist Flickr pool.

    Last Updated 12 April 2007