Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the day we posted our first set of photographs on the Flickr Commons. It is has been a great experience; sharing photographs and engaging Flickr users is so much fun it doesn’t even seem like work. Here are a few stats that Ryan (Manager of Info Systems) pulled out of Flickr for this post: 12 sets, 655 notes, 813 photographs, 3,961 comments, 9,885 tags, 26,008 favorites and 1,971,520 views! We are almost at 2 million views, which is a heady number for a medium sized museum in Rochester, NY! We would love to reach 5 million by this time next year and we are excited to see what will come of all these people looking at and thinking about the photographs we care for at Eastman House. So thanks to all the Flickr users who make the Commons a real community. I’ve posted some screen shots to show off our photostream, but if you haven’t seen the Commons you take a look.
Jessica Johnston is an Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at George Eastman House. She manages numerous exhibitions and projects at the museum including our recent participation on the Flickr Commons.