Flickr worldwide: 20th birthday photowalks!

Over the past few months, hundreds of photographers from around the world have gathered to celebrate Flickr’s 20th birthday with a series of photowalks. From the iconic streets of San Francisco to the vibrant corners of London and the charming alleys of Vienna, photographers are meeting up, taking photos, and having fun. In case you didn’t get the chance to attend, we’ve got a great video of all the photowalks so far. And the fun’s not over yet!

Flickr is taking to the streets again on June 8th and 9th, lighting up the Photoville Festival in Brooklyn, New York with a series of photowalks. And then in celebration of World Photography Day on August 19th, there will be another wave of photowalks around the world. Stay tuned for all the exciting details to come!


Flickr 20th birthday photowalk highlights.

Photographers from eleven participating locations were prompted to capture the essence of the global celebration, emphasizing Flickr’s iconic blue and pink, and to upload their photos to Flickr using the #FlickrTurns20 tag. Below, you can see some of the fantastic scenes that our members captured during the photowalks:

Flickr Turns 20 Photowalk San Francisco

Special shoutout to the ten photowalk attendees whose photos were selected by the Flickr team for “most effectively conveying the spirit of the birthday celebration,” as prompted in our Flickr Worldwide Photowalks group. These ten members will receive a prize package consisting of a free year of Flickr Pro and a free Flickr Print. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Pink on a Sea of Blue

San Francisco Birthday Bash.
Following the celebratory photowalk along The Embarcadero in San Francisco, Frederick Van Johnson, host of This Week in Photo (TWiP), sat down during the afterparty at Pier 23 with Flickr President & COO Ben MacAskill, Flickr CEO Don MacAskill, and Head of Flickr Alex Seville to discuss the pivotal moments, challenges, and triumphs that have shaped the platform. They shared insider stories, personal insights, and a glimpse into the future of this iconic digital community. You can catch a glimpse of the interview here.

Attendees enjoyed mingling with the Flickr team, witnessing the live interview, indulging in food and drinks, greeting the famous Flickr panda, and obtaining exclusive anniversary swag, making the experience a one-of-a-kind celebration!

Thank you to our incredible, passionate, talented, and endlessly creative community for helping us make this amazing milestone truly one to remember. We can’t wait to see you this summer!