Why today’s Explore is important.


Today we’re populating Flickr’s Explore page with a curated selection of photos of the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight for equality. The selection contains images from the recent protests happening across the United States and internationally in the wake of the unnecessary death of George Floyd, as well as historical photos from the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, and other past demonstrations against systemic racism. We believe photographs have the power to alter the course of history, and we are proud to support those who are documenting the Black Lives Matter movement. We hope that you’ll take the time to explore them.

Share your work with us

If you, or someone you know, are actively photographing the Black Lives Matter movement and sharing on Flickr, we want to hear from you. Complete this form to be considered for a free one-year Flickr Pro subscription and to let us know about your work. We’ll continue sharing these photographs on our blog and our other social channels.

Resources for safely photographing protests

If you’re photographing the protests yourself, please stay safe and consider the safety of those around you and those in the photos you’re taking. Consider these resources:

Privacy settings for photos on Flickr
Managing your EXIF data on Flickr
Set your geo privacy preferences on Flickr
Tips from WIRED on how to take photos at protests safely and responsibly
Authority Collective’s guide on the ethics of photographing protests

If you’d like to learn more about how we’re committed to fighting systemic racism at Flickr and SmugMug, read our CEO’s statement here.