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New platform launched for sharing captures of Grand Rapids

The Rapidian has created a group on Facebook where all are welcome to add their photos of Grand Rapids.
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Add your own photos

Join the Facebook "Rapidian Photographers" group and share your images of everything and anything Grand Rapids!


Sunset over the Grand River at Riverside Park

Sunset over the Grand River at Riverside Park /Sara Sander

Run through the forest by Holly Bechiri

Run through the forest by Holly Bechiri /Holly Bechiri

There's a new way to share your photos of what's happening and who's around Grand Rapids: the Rapidian Photographers Facebook group.

Aimed to provide an easy way for members of the community to contribute to The Rapidian and share their own photos, the group includes professional photographers and avid phone app hobbyists and is inviting anyone to join them as they capture the people, events and everyday details of Grand Rapids.

You can join the group, add photos to the collection and invite your friends to participate as well. 

The rules are simple: 

  • Posting a photo in the group gives permission for Rapidian staff to use your photo on The Rapidian website and Facebook page.
  • Photos used will always give proper permissions to the photographer.
  • Photos may not be used in any other way by any person without express permission from the original photographer.

These photographs taken by our citizens helps reporters illustrate their articles and enables them to tell their story in pictures as well as words. It also helps The Rapidian showcase our local world in our front-page Photo of the Day, while at the same time providing a place for photographers to be highlighted and recognized for their work.


If Facebook sharing isn't your style, The Rapidian will continue to maintain our Flickr group as well. 



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