I spent half of last night hacking apart the photo gallery page and created a new version that instead of using folders it allows you to view all of the images either sorted by date added or the rating. So on the right bar where you see the Top Images and Recent Images look at the bottom of the panel for (view more). I'm also adding in the functionality to view albums by their dates as well, but I will leave that for another day.
I also spent a good chunk of time going through the pending submitted images and published another 100 of them or so. There's still a bunch in the queue but I will add those in later.