Wikimedia Commons

  1. How the world’s largest photo competition attracts a very human collection of heritage

    Photo by Crispino87, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Wiki Loves Monuments drew 277,365 entries from 10,748 participants this year, the largest pool of submissions of any photo competition. Volunteers go through all of those, first on the national level, then for the global finals. The top 15 photos—winnowed all the way down from the more than a quarter-million—will be announced next week.... Read more

  2. Creating and writing sports history on Wikipedia: A Wikipedian’s experience at the Paralympic Games

    Photo by Sport the Library via the Australian Paralympic Committee, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Documenting the history of the Paralympics Games on Wikipedia with the help of dedicated volunteers.... Read more

  3. News on Wikipedia: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, dead at 90

    Photo by Marcelo Montecino,CC BY-SA 2.0.

    Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are here to help you learn more about the recently deceased Fidel Castro.... Read more

  4. The top fifteen phenomenal winning photos from Wiki Loves Earth

    Photo by Joao lara mesquita, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    115,000 images were submitted as part of Wiki Loves Earth this year.... Read more

  5. Wikipedia goes to the movies

    Photo by unknown, restored by Crisco 1492, public domain/CC0.

    The first audiences jumped and shouted when pictures began moving on screens in front of them. It seemed like magic—and movies still flicker with magic in the hearts of many.... Read more

  6. Wikipedian in residence at the Austrian Constitutional Court

    Photo by Manfred Werner ("Tsui"), CC BY-SA 4.0.

    As with many things in life, it can pay to look at things from a new perspective. This holds true for the Wikimedia community’s commitment in the GLAM area—galleries, libraries, archives and museums... Read more

  7. Semana i held for the third consecutive year

    Photo by Nancy Hernández Becerril, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    It’s not often when a traditional educational institution offers money and other resources to do Wikimedia-related work. But then, Semana i is not your ordinary academic event.... Read more

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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