Grants:IdeaLab/images of living people

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images of living people
the project lack media with creative commons licenses of living people
institute a system of stipends for photographers to cover red carpets and book festivals to produce photos of living people with creative commons licenses.
start dateApril 2017
end dateDecember 2017
budget (local currency)2000
budget (USD)2000
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• slowking4(_AT_)
created on12:10, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

Wikimedia has a fundamental lack of photos of living people with creative commons licenses.

What is your solution?[edit]

stipends for photographers to thank them for photographing living people.
grants for photos worked for Commons:Wikipedians in European Parliament

Project goals[edit]

  • increase photos in use of living people
  • decrease backlog of requested photos

Who will you be doing outreach with?[edit]

national book festival
library of congress
texas book festival
brooklyn book festival

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]


  • Advisor Советовать по идеям улучшения проекта, помогать улучшать идеи. Рудько Владислав (talk) 12:36, 22 February 2017 (UTC)


  • I would support this proposal (although currently some more explanations would be nice ...). The problem are not only photographs of living people but more generally photographs that are not at least 70 years old or older. This problem is especially virulent outside the English language wikipedia, where there is no such thing as fair use. Wikimedia should try to motivate public image repositories to provide their content to the public under a free licese. --Furfur (talk) 20:18, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
    i agree - but one world at a time. Slowking4 (talk) 01:13, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
  • A very essential project that is practically indispensable. But easier said than done! Indrajitdas may like to participate. DiptanshuTalk 10:23, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Good initiative and if consider me as a part of it, I will be glad. --Indrajit Das (talk) 08:14, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

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Project plan[edit]


send photographer to National Book Festival;

send photographer to Texas Book Festival;

recruit photographer for Harlem Book Fair, and Brooklyn Book Festival


100 photos per Book Festival

20 author images per book festival in use

we will track with hashtags and supported by WMDC template -- commons:Template:Supported by Wikimedia DC


Slowking4 will manage the project.


  • $500 to photographer
  • $500 to Nv8200pa [1]
  • $500 to Nightscream [2]
  • $500 to Boberger [3]

Wikimedia DC has agreed to serve as a fiscal sponsor for the project.