A POE Team member sent the below info...
We have a petition posted, in efforts to get Etsy phototgraphers to sign it, regarding more promotion to the photography category. We feel that Etsy is not promoting our category in the same way, and at the same amount, as they do for jewelry or clothing.
To view the petition click here. To sign the petition use the password 81509
This petition will run until Sept. 15 and then it'll automatically be sent to the Etsy admins.
I also found another petition posted that is more to do with the entire Arts category. To view it click here.
Tali Schiffer (Etsy store name - talis)