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There has been an increasing amount of positive noise around the #eltpics project over the last year. Jeremy Harmer made it the subject of his 2012 Glasgow IATEFL Pecha Kucha and many IATEFL workshops and presentations all around the world from ELT luminaries such as Lindsay Clandfield, Gavin Dudeney and Ceri Jones and have sung its praises. #eltpics is, essentially, a collection of thousands of photographs taken by people who work in the field of teaching – primarily ELT. These photos are, in turn, available free from copyright for non-commercial use by teachers.

The collaborative project began life in October 2010 after Victoria Boobyer (at that time a teacher in Vietnam), Carol Goodey (an adult ESOL & Literacies worker in Scotland) and Vicky Loras (a teacher in Switzerland) became friends on twitter. They were aware of the cavernous differences in the everyday life around them and thought it would be interesting to share photos taken during a particular week. Over an evening of chatting this morphed into #eltpics.