I'm setting up a new private forum for a 501c3 organization I'm involved in and I'm interested in hearing from anyone that can recommend a forum platform that's not too difficult to set up and can be handed off to someone else to administer in the future.
The forum will be for photojournalists and photographers working in the documentary tradition so the software will need to handle images easily. It needs to support tags so it's easily searchable. Currently, I'm looking at vBulletin as it seems to be the easiest and most robust solution to implement. I'm also interested in hosting as well. Open source and a positive, inclusive company or support is a priority.