Partnering with visual artists to promote their work online
There are lots of angles (ha) to FlakPhoto, Andy Adams’ online platform to shrink the globe for photographers and maybe, someday, unite them all.
Adams launched the site from his home in Madison, Wisconsin in 2006 to address the offline need for a place where photographers could share, promote, and discuss their work, and forge the necessary connections with industry professionals to turn talent into recognition and financial reward.
Since then, FlakPhoto has evolved into the preeminent, multi-platform, community hub for 21st-century digital photography, with a daily blog of featured photographers, a 13K-member-strong discussion group, an international pool of contributors, and an ever-growing social media presence.
Adams’ goal, however, remains the same as it ever was. “I've curated museum exhibitions and organized print shows, promote photography book culture and champion the image-makers I believe in,” he says. “I love photography and the internet and have been experimenting with the intersection of those media for nearly a decade. My goal is to connect with every photographer in the world (impossible, but what the hell) and to bring attention to the works that inspire me.”