I tried to get in touch with Tumblr, but I suppose my message got lost in more immediate concerns. Either that or I sent it to the wrong place!
So I’m just as well going to ask here. Does anyone know if there’s any indication “photographers on tumblr" might become a featured tag along the lines of "artists on tumblr”? Lensblr did a good job spreading word of this tag, and I was under the impression that if enough people used it, Tumblr would consider getting it featured. These days I see it used all over.
There are a lot of photographers, amateurs and professionals on this site, and it would do a lot for our sense of community to have a recognized tag. Sure, photography is extensively featured on “landscape" and "black and white”, but the work of the users is marginalized by material from other sources. And “artists on tumblr" quite regularly features photographers from tumblr, but only a small percentage, and obviously just of the artistic kind. It’s worth putting some pressure on Tumblr about this.