Getty Images Announces Call for Artists on Flickr
laryn — Fri, 11/06/2009 - 07:55
Getty Call For Artists on Flickr (excerpt)
When launching the Flickr collection, our goal was to choose photos that created a commercially viable collection, while preserving the inspirational and unexpected nature of the kinds of images that are so prevalent on Flickr. We’re proud to announce that today the collection has grown to over 60,000 images, many of which have been license by customers from around the world.
In the past, the Flickr community could set their account settings to reflect that they wanted to be contacted by Getty Images, but could not proactively present a portfolio of photos for consideration. We know how eager Flickr members have been to showcase their work and wanted to develop a solution.
That’s why, today, we’re very excited to announce a formal Call for Artists, meaning ANY Flickr member can submit their work to be considered for the collection through the Call for Artists group on Flickr.
Detailed guidelines can be found here but a submission should include exactly 10 images that represent what they consider to be the best of their work. The Getty Images create team will evaluate submissions based on style, subject matter and technical skill. If some or all of the photos – or other images from that member’s photostream — are selected for the Flickr Collection on Getty Images, they will receive an invitation via Flickrmail....
Detailed guidelines for submitting to Getty on Flickr
We've created this group to give Flickr members the opportunity to submit a portfolio of 10 images for consideration to become a contributor to the Flickr Collection on Getty Images.
If your work catches the eye of a Getty Images editor you'll receive an invite via Flickrmail to join the Flickr Collection on Getty Images.
*Thanks to @microstockgroup on Twitter for tweeting about this.