[OpenGLAM] Fwd: [GLAM] Funding a new gear for WM photographer Poco a poco

James Morley James.Morley at europeana.eu
Tue Dec 2 23:24:38 UTC 2014

There's got to be someone with contacts at Canon who can make sure this happens, or at least half the total amount needed?

From: open-glam [open-glam-bounces at lists.okfn.org] on behalf of Sarah Stierch [sarah.stierch at gmail.com]
Sent: 03 December 2014 00:21
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Subject: [OpenGLAM] Fwd: [GLAM] Funding a new gear for WM photographer Poco a poco

See below!

James Morley
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From: Santiago Navarro Sanz <wikimillars at hotmail.com<mailto:wikimillars at hotmail.com>>
Date: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:17 PM
Subject: [GLAM] Funding a new gear for WM photographer Poco a poco
To: Wikimedia Commons Discussion List <commons-l at lists.wikimedia.org<mailto:commons-l at lists.wikimedia.org>>, Wiki Loves Monuments <wikilovesmonuments at lists.wikimedia.org<mailto:wikilovesmonuments at lists.wikimedia.org>>, Cultural Partners <cultural-partners at wikimedia.ch<mailto:cultural-partners at wikimedia.ch>>, GLAM <glam at lists.wikimedia.org<mailto:glam at lists.wikimedia.org>>

Sorry for crossposting:
Help one of the best volunteer photographers in Wikimedia Commons restore his stolen equipment.

Diego Delso is known as Poco a poco<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Poco_a_poco> in Wikimedia Commons. In case you don't know, Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository where anyone can share freely-licensed content with everyone. Wikipedia uses Wikimedia Commons as it's image repository, so, in fact, most of the times you view an image in Wikipedia, you are actually viewing a Wikimedia Commons image.

While Diego is just one of the thousands of Wikimedia Commons volunteers, he is a very special one: he's one of the main Commons contributors ever, having some amazing records, such as being the user with the highest amount of Featured Pictures ever<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Featured_pictures_by_creator> (153 images) and also the one with the highest amount of quality images ever, with 5,777 Quality Images<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Quality_images_by_User:Poco_a_poco>. That's an awesome amount of very high quality material, that Diego has given to every living person for free.

Never heard about Wikimedia Commons? It's the repository that hosts allmultimedia files that you can see (and download) in Wikipedia and all other Wikimedia projects. Diego's files are used in those projects and are also available for everybody else with a free license.

Furthermore, Diego has contributed in Wikimedia Commons in other ways. One of them is by supporting (by being an organizer or a jury) two of the most importantphotographic contests in the Wikimedia movement (and in the world!): Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Loves Earth.

Sadly, while Diego was in Buenos Aires after participating in a Wikimedia Iberoamerican Encounter with other Wikimedia volunteers, he got his equipment stolen. In this unfortunate event, he didn't only lost his camera, zoom lenses and laptop, but also every single picture he took during his 2 weeks trip in South America, which he was going to upload to Wikimedia Commons so they could be used by everyone, everywhere.

As Wikimedia volunteers and Diego's friends, we could not stand aside of this, so we decided to help him to restore his equipment. You can help, too, by contributing to this campaign!

Our goal is simple: to collect enough money to help Diego to buy exactly the same equipment he lost.

All the gear he lost in Argentina is described below, with a reference to the price from Amazon for the same equipment.

Tipo    Modelo  Preço
Camera body     Canon EOS 5D Mark II<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_5D_Mark_II>        $ 2,694.00<http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Mark-Frame-Camera-MODEL/dp/B001G5ZTLS>
Objective fisheye f/4.0 Canon EF 8-15mm L USM<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF_8-15mm_lens>       $ 1,349.00<http://www.amazon.com/Canon-8-15mm-Fisheye-Ultra-Wide-Cameras/dp/B0040X4OZU/>
Objective wide-angle f/4.0      Canon EF 17-40mm L USM<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF_17-40mm_lens>     $ 839.00<http://www.amazon.com/Canon-17-40mm-Ultra-Angle-Cameras/dp/B00009R6WO/>
Objective wide-angle to telephoto f/4.0 Canon EF 24-105mm L IS UVM<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF_24-105mm_lens>        $ 1,149.00<http://www.amazon.com/Canon-24-105mm-USM-Lens-Cameras/dp/B000AZ57M6/>
Laptop  Acer Aspire 1810T<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_Aspire_Notebook>   $ 600.00<http://www.notebookcheck.net/Acer-Aspire-1810T-Series.21471.0.html>
Total   $ 6,631.00

Converted to Euro (since Diego is based in Europe) that goes to 5,300 Euro + 200 euro of Indiegogo fee, which is our target to collect.

This campaign is runned on indiegogo.com<http://indiegogo.com> and the link is https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/funding-a-new-gear-for-wm-photographer-poco-a-poco#home

You can use the short link  http://igg.me/at/pocoapoco in social networks

Thank you

Santi Navarro

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Sarah Stierch


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