Anonymous asked: do you look for outside contributing photographs? if so how does that work?
The simple answer is not so simple: yes and no.
If you take a look at our photography tag you’ll see that it’s a mixture of projects that come in a series (eg, an image from a slide show focused on a particular topic); or it’s related to a profile of a photographer; or we highlight a photography contest; and then sometimes it’s simply an amazing photograph.
In general, if you submit a photograph, we’ll promote it if it’s particularly newsworthy or part of a larger project. By larger project I mean something along the lines what I’m doing here (set 01), which is the beginning of a project on small examples (set 02) of urban decay in New York City.
In this case, you’d hit our Submit Page, upload a photo or a few, tell us what we’re looking at (eg, Michael Cervieri from the FJP is posting photographs from his scouting missions around NYC for a multimedia book on urban decay) and clearly link to the source so that we can go check it out.
Just to be clear, if you are working on a project we’d love to see and highlight it. So, remember our Submit Page.
Obviously there are plenty more across different genres if you hit the Tumblr Explore page. — Michael