You could try using 'Collections' for pictures, similar what Lightroom does. (I'm biased here: I've used Lightroom for years)
In spotify, itunes, pandora, and music company sites, 'album' still refers to an explicit collection of songs an artist issues. It's a unit of purchase and marketing (even though we can buy songs as well). 'Releases' is also used from music companies as well, but seems to imply something new and fresh ('new release').
In photo apps, albums are more like curated collections for viewing. A photographer sells prints or books, not necessarily 'albums' (exception of a wedding album, which is not for mass distribution). If your users will be making saved queries that will be updated automatically based on a series of conditions, then you can call it a 'smart collection'
Here's how lightroom differentiates collections vs smart collections:
Lightroom has two types of collections: regular Collections and Smart Collections. Smart Collections are live and they are created as a result of filtering your photos according to rules that you write. You cannot add an image to a Smart Collection by dragging and dropping it into the collection.
So if you plan on offering saved queries, you have this concept available as well.
Test with users and see if they understand the concept.
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