Wikimedia Commons

  1. Arctic temperatures are no match for this retiree and his camera

    Photo courtesy of Andreas Weith.

    “I am no doubt infected by the arctic virus,” Andreas Weith says. “I just can’t resist using every chance to go north … the only region of this earth where man’s influence is not really obvious and where nature still rules over everything else.”... Read more

  2. UNESCO and Wikimedia collaborate to promote built cultural heritage

    Photo by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, modified by UNESCO, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Two movements align around Wiki Loves Monuments and Unite4Heritage.... Read more

  3. Why I create beautiful math GIFs

    GIF by Jason Hise, public domain/CC0.

    Jason Hise makes, as he calls it, “pretty pictures of 4D objects and other geometry.” Here, he discusses why he’s fascinated by geometry and what drives him to create these GIFs.... Read more

  4. Wiki Loves Monuments needs you to help preserve historical memory for future generations

    PhotobyFuzzypiggy, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    The largest photography competition in the world aims to document the monuments and cultural heritage sites of today for others to enjoy tomorrow. It’s being held right now, and you can contribute.... Read more

  5. Community digest: Wikimedia Commons provides an outlet for art students to create and exhibit art; news in brief

    Photo by Sima Kirshner, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Art students from Beit Berl College in Israel are using Wikimedia Commons as a resource for their study and a platform to exhibit their work.... Read more

  6. Switzerland’s ETH-Bibliothek is uploading 134,000 images to Wikimedia Commons

    Photo by Walter Mittelholzer via ETH-Bibliothek, public domain/CC0.

    “We are trying to bring the material to where the users are”: the uploads from Switzerland’s largest public scientific and technical library include photos from noted aviator Walter Mittelholzer, who flew to places around the world in the 1920s and 1930s.... Read more

  7. “It’s incredible that history decays almost immediately”: Evan Amos and the Vanamo Online Game Museum

    Photo by Evan Amos, public domain/CC0.

    Evan Amos started contributing to Wikipedia just from a desire to improve things. Five years later, he has created the world’s largest collection of high quality, freely available photographs of video games consoles, with a good deal of help from the video gaming community.... Read more

  8. Meet the amateur photographer who has taken the most featured pictures on Wikimedia Commons

    Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Out of 15,084 images Delso has taken and uploaded, the Wikimedia community has rated 306 as ‘featured’ and 8,696 as ‘quality.’... Read more

  9. Illustrating the 1968 Democratic National Convention—48 years later

    Photo by Bea A Carson, scanned by Victor Grigas, public domain/CC0.

    Wikipedia articles about historic events can sometimes host amazing photography and video, sometimes not; it can take a bit of dedication by Wikipedia editors to illustrate articles on news events well.... Read more

  10. Wikivacation contest in Poland offers opportunities for tourists and locals alike

    Photo by Adam Kliczek, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    The new contest will allow participants to submit their beautiful shots of monuments, nature, and art located in public space, along with small urban architecture of historical value. You can also write new articles where these pictures can be used.... Read more