The Sunday Times recently ran an article concerning the phenomenon of female self-portraiture on Flickr. As a female user of the website, I was interested to read of the controversy that has arisen with regards to women voluntarily posting revealing portraits of themselves on the site. The debate centres largely on the age old issue of self expression and artistry versus expolitation and sexism. To some observers, the nude or semi-nude photographs posted to the site, do little more than reinforce stereotypes of women as objects to be desired and leered at, and the fact that the photos are self-portraits, voluntarily posted by the women themselves, is seen nevertheless to run counter to ideals of female empowerment. When I first started posting to Flickr, I was very self-conscious and careful as to what I posted. Quite simply, I was too unsure of myself, too critical of my own self-image to feel comfortable about posting portraits of myself. For a thirty something woman, this sense of unease, which kept me from expressing myself, was far from liberating or empowering.
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This blog post is part of an occasional series on taking photos and videos of your kids. In my last post , I looked at some of the fears about creeps and pedophiles looking at photos of your kids you put on photo-sharing sites like Flickr. Concern about such behaviour has unnerved me enough that I only put photos of my family on Facebook, where I have greater control over who can see them. But Flickr has certain advantages many people enjoy. I also got a couple of helpful comments on my last post about how to stay safe on Flickr. Local blogger Amber Strocel wrote, in part:. I post photos of myself and my kids on Flickr. I do use some caution.
Yesterday, Flickr revealed the Top 25 Photos on Flickr in , simultaneously wowing photography fans and reminding people that Flickr is still an active community of millions of photographers from across the globe. That's right Instagram The top 25 includes dreamy childhood portraits by Iwona Podlasinska and Elena Shumilova , a spectacular eruption photo by Albert Dros , a perfectly-timed wildlife photo by Salah Baazizi , and much much more.