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Jeremy Stockwell ADMIN May 9, 2012
Admin picks for April - 'Black and White' are now up.

Until I can come up with a better system, I'll be inserting an icon into the group pool to serve as the weekly "archive" to which we've all grown accustomed. I'll try to get the icon up either Sunday nights or sometime Monday. Once you see the icon, that's your signal to post your next SP in the pool.

Group Description

This group is specifically related to the former website, Self Portrait Challenge. That is to say that this is not just another self portrait group on Flickr.

From the "About" page on the main site:
The aim of this site is to create a community - an online community of people participating in a continuous artistic self-expressive art project.

To give a voice to those who want to speak

To encourage self-analysis and self-expression and self-exploration in people who would normally not be able to or don’t have a venue or audience for such.

To encourage people to challenge their personal boundaries

To free up inhibitions and allow that inner hidden something to be occasionally seen.


That says most of it.

The purpose for this group on Flickr is to fill the gap as Kathreen, the site's creator, takes a sabbatical, so that we can continue to grow and support this community that she has created.

So -- here's how it's going to work:
As much as possible, my intention is to make this group function as much like the main site as possible, only formatted to fit in the Flickr world.

I will post new monthly themes. Based on your interpretation(s) of that theme, group members add their self portrait photos to the group pool weekly. (Please stay on topic folks -- if it isn't obviously a self portrait or if you're stretching the interpretation of the theme in some way -- just let me know. Thanks!)

If you leave a comment on a photo in the pool, you may want to identify where you found the photo. You may use the following code to do so (just copy and paste the code between the lines)


Seen in <a href="">Self Portrait Challenge</a>


Which should appear as follows:
Seen in Self Portrait Challenge.

Here are favorites from April - 'Black & White'

Chosen by Dawn:

Hi everybody,

Thank you all for your participation and your amazing, creative works for last month's theme. We had many beautiful and inspiring images in the pool and it was great to see the variety of interpretations of the theme. Here are a few that were particularly inspiring:

a great risk by RebekahSfD


if life's just a living room, then i'm in the hall and i'm glad. by Urban Muser

Checkered by Jeremy Stockwell

Group Rules

I understand that this is not simply 'another self portrait group on Flickr' but is, rather, a self portrait group directly associated with the online community, Self Portrait Challenge.

As such, I agree to conduct myself according not only to Flickr's Community Guidelines, but also to the high standards of community life that have been established by Self Portrait Challenge.

I will make myself familiar with the contents and guidelines on the group's main page and post only self portraits that are in line with the monthly challenge themes as announced in the group's discussions.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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