For the time being (18 November 2014) Monochrome Monday will be uncurated but we encourage you to continue to share images with the theme.
Here's a slick piece of text that you can copy and paste into your posts: It will magically transform in to the proper text to tag #MonochromeMonday.
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MonochromeMonday is all about sharing your black and white vision with other community members here on G+. The idea is to share your work and to interact with others. G+ is a social media network so we naturally believe that the goal is to interact. To us, the interaction is more important than the image and so we invite photographers and artists of all levels to share their vision with us.
We invite you to post anything monochromatic. Does it use "selective color"...no problem. Is it a long exposure...wonderful. Is it Fine Art...excellent. Is it Sepia toned ... well, yes, any monochrome treatment works for us. Are there other themes where these images can be shared? Yes, of course, but we hope that you'll share with us and help us build an active community.
There are no rules except to have fun. If the curators aren't mentioned, we assume that you don't want to draw our attention to your contribution; so, if we're not mentioned, please don't feel left-out if we fail to interact with you, or comment on, your contribution.
The McM team
Currently, Monochrome Monday is uncurated.
How to participate:
Hashtags are formed by typing a hashmark, "#", and the word. There can be no spaces in a "properly formed" hashtag.
To search for contributions:
To search for and view work contributed to a theme, you can search on the #hashtag, for example
, then you can click on the "save this search" button to be able to find the theme in the future.
The Monochrome Monday theme was one of the original themes created while G+ was still in Beta. The original idea for a moderated theme list was suggested to Melanie Kuntz and Eric Leslie who mostly transformed the use of hashtags into photography themes when they created their first moderated list of photography hash tags.
The theme was originally added to the list of themes by the request of Siddharth Prandt. For a long time he passively moderated the theme. Then in February, Charles Lupica, Hans Berendsen, and Bill Wood became the new curators of the theme. This page was created to support the theme and is still "owned" by Charles Lupica. Charles is currently taking a break from the theme but may return at a future time.
When Bill Wood left the team Jerry Johnson graciously accept an offer to join the team. Not long after that Manuel Votta came on board as well. The popularity of the theme continued to grow, hopefully due to the efforts of dedicated curators like Hans, Jerry, and Manuel. The theme began to top 500 submissions a week and more than 1000 participants so the very active Steve Barge and the lovely Nurcan Azaz were asked to join the team.
The McM theme continues to grow and change and we thank you for your ongoing interest and support.