ICYMI: What Flickr’s Been Up To This Month

Much has been in the works at Flickr, from app updates, contest winners, exciting content from our friends at NASA and more. We wanted to share some of what’s been going on by us to catch you all up.

☕ Take a break

Photo credit: Peter Toporowski

iOS Mobile App Update

In an effort to always improve your experience when you are checking out Flickr on the go, a new iOS mobile app update has been pushed. To make sure you have the most up-to-date version of our iOS mobile app with any helpful bug fixes or changes made to it, remember to keep an eye out for iOS app version 4.17.20.

BWP Grant Closes

Our submission window for this year’s $2,500 Black Women Photographers grant has closed. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared so many gorgeous photos to the Black Women Photographers Flickr group. Our judging panel will be meeting soon, so stay tuned for more information about when the grant recipient will be announced. In the meantime, if you haven’t checked them out yet, we highlighted two photographers from the Black Women’s Photographer group in our recent 16 Questions about 1 Photo pieces. Learn more about these talented photographers, Edwina Hay and Ask on our blog!

Hear more from Edwina Hay and check out her TWiP interview

One of our BWP grant judges, Edwina Hay sat down to talk about concert photography, her involvement in this year’s Black Women Photographers grant program and more with TWiP- This Week in Photo-host, Frederick Van Johnson. Listen to that here!

Light in motion

Photo credit: Ask

See what our friends at NASA have been up to

On Wednesday, September 27th, American astronaut Frank Rubio, and his Russian colleagues, cosmonauts Dmitri Petelin, and Sergey Prokopyev returned to Earth after an extended stay in space as members of Expeditions 68-69 aboard the International Space Station. They logged 371 days in space which, for Rubio, resulted in his mission becoming the longest single spaceflight for an American astronaut. NASA has shared photos of the astronauts’ return on their Flickr site, so you can see these exciting historic moments for yourself! Check out the photos here and give NASA’s Flickr site a follow, so you don’t miss any great moments in space history being made.

Expedition 69 Soyuz Landing (NHQ202309270016)

Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

World Photography Day Contest Winners Announcement

Last week we also announced the winners of this year’s World Photography Day contest. You can see that announcement with hosts Alastair Jolly and TWiP’s Frederick Van Johnson here! Thanks again to everyone who submitted their beautiful photos! You can check out some of the other highlights from the contest in our September Explore takeover.

icy e m b e r s

Winner of the Nature Category, Photo credit: l z e e ~

Calling all sketchers, doodlers and artists!

Finally, we wanted to give a plug for Inktober! This drawing challenge happens every October and calls for participants to create a new drawing every day of the month and share their art with others. It’s not too late, you can still participate by joining the Flickr Inktober 2023 group and start sharing your work there. All skill levels are welcome!

Inktober Day 16

Artist credit: Béliza Mendes

That’s a wrap!

That’s the recap! Make sure to check back into the Flickr blog to see more updates, events and other exciting announcements coming soon!

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