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WordPress.comWorld Religion Day 2017

2017-01-18T23:14:42Z

World Religion Day is celebrated worldwide on the third Sunday in January each year. This year marks the 67th year this day has been observed to recognize and appreciate the diversity of religion and culture among us.World Religion Day is celebrated worldwide on the third Sunday in January each year. This year marks the 67th year this day has been observed to recognize and appreciate the diversity of religion and culture among us. At Flickr we would like to invite you to join this valuable conversation, and let yourself be educated through the photography and spiritual sharing of your Flickr community. To experience and learn more, please visit the complete gallery. Originated by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States, this day has come to offer a meaningful opportunity to open discussions and engage us in the important topic of religion and spirituality. We encourage you to continue the discussion by visiting the full gallery, and to share your photography, thoughts, and comments below. [...]



The Visual Archives of Martin Luther King Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement

2017-01-16T05:19:14Z

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States is a holiday to commemorate the leader of the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s America. To […]Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States is a holiday to commemorate the leader of the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s America. To celebrate his legacy, Flickr has put together a collection of images from The Flickr Commons organizations documenting social conditions experienced by African-Americans in America during segregation and the rise of civil movements demanding an end to racial segregation. Before the mid-1960s, African Americans were excluded from the political system in most southern states and racial segregation was imposed by law. The civil resistance movements of the 1950s and 1960s challenged racism through nonviolent protest and civil disobedience. Forms of protest in many states included boycotts, sit-ins, and marches that occasionally became violent. On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white passenger on this Montgomery bus, was arrested, and helped begin the civil movement by putting in motion a bus boycott that lasted 381 days. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became the leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and his words and ideas inspired millions around the country, white and black, to take action in demand for fair and equal civil rights. In 1963, King met with President John F. Kennedy after a March on Washington where thousands of people demanded civil and economic rights for African Americans. This is when King delivered his famous ‘I have a dream‘ speech that was televised around the world. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act that banned discrimination based on “race, color, religion, sex or national origin” in employment practices and public facilities, legally ending Jim Crow laws in the South and ushering in a new era of political and social equality that is still facing challenges in the United States. After King’s assassination in 1968, a wave of riots and marches in his memory swept major cities across the country. His birthday later became a national holiday. It’s important to know the history behind what may seem like an arbitrary day off from work. Be sure to visit the Martin Luther King Day Gallery on Flickr to see more images and get inspired by the heroes of the Civil Rights Movement! [...]



Dress Up Your Pet Day

2017-01-13T20:15:02Z

Oh, the things we put our pets through! Why is it so fun to dress up Fido in a sweater and put a hat on the cat? And yet, they still remain so loving and loyal. Perhaps this is why we love our pets so much, and why they deserve a day in the spotlight for all we make them do.Oh, the things we put our pets through! Why is it so fun to dress up Fido in a sweater and put a hat on the cat? And yet, they still remain so loving and loyal. Perhaps this is why we love our pets so much, and why they deserve a day in the spotlight for all we make them do. Enjoy these endearing Flickr images for Dress Up Your Pet Day being celebrated (and dreaded) across the country on January 14th. Please give your furry friend his or her fifteen minutes of fame, and post a glamour shot in the complete gallery found here. [...]



January’s Atmospheric River in Photos

2017-01-12T23:03:23Z

It never rains in California, they say, but when it does it’s serious business. This week’s heavy rain and storms have caused rivers to rise […](image)

It never rains in California, they say, but when it does it’s serious business. This week’s heavy rain and storms have caused rivers to rise above flood stage, covering sections of several roadways across the state. In cities like San Francisco, the weather made for some hazardous commutes and the many fallen trees became troublesome. Lake Tahoe was forced to shut down highways and today it was reported that much of the state has begun recovering from the rough five-year drought.

Our latest gallery on Flickr brings together images of January’s ‘atmospheric river’ that is both a blessing and causing harm up and down the coast!


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Peculiar People Day 2017

2017-01-10T22:22:31Z

Some may call them freaks, weirdos, kooks, Yahoos, goofballs, or eccentrics. No matter what, they celebrate themselves every single day. January 10th is Peculiar People […](image)

Some may call them freaks, weirdos, kooks, Yahoos, goofballs, or eccentrics. No matter what, they celebrate themselves every single day. January 10th is Peculiar People Day in the United States: a day to honor the unique, strange, and extraordinary people who make our every-days special. Think of your non-conformist friends, the ones who like to put on a costume for every occasion, the ones who brighten up your day with their eccentricities and crazy ideas. This is a tribute to all the people who look at life from a different perspective and embrace the ‘freak’ in them.

Take a look at the Peculiar People Day gallery on Flickr and be sure to share the photos of your kooky loved ones in the comments section there!


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Flickr Heroes of the Week

2017-01-09T21:27:30Z

The Flickr Heroes are back after the holidays and, for the first time in months, there was a queue of hundreds of submissions to choose […](image)

The Flickr Heroes are back after the holidays and, for the first time in months, there was a queue of hundreds of submissions to choose from, so congratulations to the winners!

This week’s Flickr Heroes are ‘Gerbera‘ by Manuela on Facebook and Tumblr and ‘Wandering in the Stillness‘ by Cherrys Picks on Twitter and Google+

Flickr Hero Honorable Mentions:

If you want your photo to be considered for a Flickr Hero feature, submit it to the Flickr Heroes group pool by Monday morning next week!


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Street View, a Your Best Shot 2016 gallery

2017-01-05T22:39:46Z

Check out some of our favorite candid street photography from the Your Best Shot 2016 group.(image)

Street photographers make up one of the most dynamic communities on Flickr. They capture candid moments of urban life that leave you transfixed by the immediacy, spontaneity, and occasional wonder of the scene. As part of the Your Best Shot 2016 group, we’ve made a gallery of our favorite street photos. Check out the complete gallery on Flickr here.

Also take a look at various street photography groups, such as HCSP, TESP, Streets in the City, Street Photography Beginners, Street Photography Magazine, and more.


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Your Best Shot 2016 – Pets

2016-12-20T20:49:40Z

Here’s a Flickr gallery dedicated to our four-legged furry friends. The Your Best Shot 2016 group pool is full of stunning pictures of the two […]Here’s a Flickr gallery dedicated to our four-legged furry friends. The Your Best Shot 2016 group pool is full of stunning pictures of the two more popular pets in the world: cats and dogs. The photos in this collection capture moments of animals playing, jumping, yawning or simply chilling out or curling up near their owners. And all of them have one thing in common: they are terribly cute. Check out the full gallery on Flickr for more images and remind to always keep your pets safe and warm during cold weather! [...]



Your Best Shot 2016 — Food

2016-12-16T19:55:00Z

The Your Best Shot 2016 Flickr group has produced some breathtaking photography this year. It had been such a pleasure for us to curate this magnificent collection into topical galleries for your viewing pleasure. Today's pick is beautiful food.The Your Best Shot 2016 Flickr group has produced some breathtaking photography this year. It had been such a pleasure for us to curate this magnificent collection into topical galleries for your viewing pleasure. Today’s pick is beautiful food. What better way to wrap up the year than to linger around a table with good food and friends? We encourage you take time this Holiday Season to do just that, and to share your visual feast with us in the Your Best Shot 2016 — Food gallery. [...]



Welcome the UC Berkeley Department of Geography to the Flickr Commons!

2016-12-16T00:15:02Z

We’re happy to welcome the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley to the Flickr Commons. Formed in 1898, it is one of […]We’re happy to welcome the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley to the Flickr Commons. Formed in 1898, it is one of the most well-known geography departments in the world and the oldest university geography department in the English-speaking world. Through the last century, the department has been a leading center of scholarship, especially in the field of human and cultural geography. In the mid twentieth century, under the leadership of American geographer Carl O. Sauer, the department’s geographic enquiry gained international prominence as the “Berkeley School” of geographic thought. Their work focuses on the ever shifting processes that form and change our built and natural environments, our cultures, economies, industries, and relationships with each other and our environment. The Department’s Flickr account contains the photography collection of Urbain J. Kinet, a geographer and world traveler. This is the first of many works they intend to post on Flickr as they establish this page as a portal for department associated visual collections. We’re happy to welcome the Department of Geography at UC Berkeley. Thank you for joining the Flickr Commons! To learn more about Geography at Berkeley, visit the department’s Facebook page and Youtube channel. And be sure to follow the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley’s Flickr photostream if you like what you see! [...]



Dream States, a Your Best Shot 2016 Gallery

2016-12-15T19:53:37Z

Check out some of our favorite conceptual, dreamy images from Your Best Shot 2016.(image)

This is a selection of our favorite fine art, conceptual, surrealist, dreamy, and nightmarish images from the Your Best Shot 2016 group.

View the full Dream States Gallery here.

View the full Dream States Gallery here.


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Your Best Shot 2016 – Analog

2016-12-15T00:50:53Z

The Your Best Shot 2016 Flickr group is really amazing. There are already more than 19,000 members who have uploaded nearly 15,000 quality photos. Today […]The Your Best Shot 2016 Flickr group is really amazing. There are already more than 19,000 members who have uploaded nearly 15,000 quality photos. Today we wanted to showcase the work of those professionals who stick to more traditional types of photography, so here’s a selection of our favorite film-based images from the pool. Join the group and be sure to add your best photo of 2016 for a chance to be featured on the Flickr blog and social media channels. You may get some visibility if your image is selected! Here’s a preview of some of our favorite analog photos. Visit the full gallery on Flickr to see more. [...]