One location might be your local bookstore. The picture "Post no Bills" that I took last winter in New York is now on the cover of a book called Loving Mailer. A memoir by ex-supermodel Carole Mallory about her (very sexual) relationship with Pulitzer Prize winning author Norman Mailer. To be honest, I never heard about these people before. Maybe I'm too young and too foreign. So this is for sure not a book I would usually dig out in a bookstore, but now I'm curious - will read it as soon as I get my copy.
As a new resident, I kind of got introduced to the San Diego community on a website named Stand For Less.
Last but not least, a reference to my street photography on a German website named Farbwolke.
What else I could show off with? An art dealer sent me a contract for a collaboration. Sounded cool, but the fine-print didn't. Obviously, it's not a good idea to talk bad in public about companies that initially try to work with you. I won't speak out names, but I want to warn you my fellow photographers to make sure you read contracts thoroughly. If someone offers you a share of 6% of the money they make with your work, that's simply not acceptable. If the same contract states that you should also pay a fine of $5000 in case you offer any of your work to any of their competitors for the next four years, that's not a good thing either. From my experience a 40/60 to 50/50 share is very common. 6/94 is not. A company should also only get exclusive rights for the work you offer them, and not simply for everything that you create.
Have a nice Sunday!