Newsweek has added another Tumblr to its collection with Picture Dept., a photo blog that provides a second stage for work published in Newsweek and on The Daily Beast and showcases worthwhile photography around the Web.
Images are of course a big part of Picture Dept., but so are posts about photo exhibits and photo books. “We created this Tumblr to participate in the photo community,” said Cara Phillips, a photo editor for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. It’s meant to be a single destination “where we can share what we think is great out there and what people should be looking at.”
Newsweek has a long history with Tumblr (well, old if you consider that the latter’s only five years old). Picture Dept. joins a few siblings in the Newsweek/Daily Beast family of Tumblrs:
- The original Newsweek Tumblr, described as “Media, pop culture, news, trends, photos, rants + things we like”
- Newsweek Archivist, which showcases pages, ads and stories from old issues
- The Daily Beast’s Cheat Sheet Tumblr, which aggregates stuff from around Tumblr