Commons:Commons Photographers User Group

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Commons Photographers User Group
Some members of the user group at the Wikimania 2017

Commons Photographers User Group (short: Commons Photographers) is a Wikimedia user group.

Description and mission[edit]


Commons Photographers is an international cooperative of photography enthusiasts who publish their images under free licenses. We are devoted to transcribing the world visually and having others benefit from our work through Wikipedia and other places that share our values.

We will give photographers in the Wikimedia universe a voice – a voice that will naturally represent the members of Commons Photographers.

We will improve our skills by learning from each other.

We will organize events in order to strengthen our community, to promote our values, and to engage in taking images together.

We are committed to increasing the amount and quality of freely licensed images on the internet.


  • Actively increasing the amount of high-quality images through the daily work of our members
  • Organizing group photo expeditions in order to target image gaps while enjoying fun time together
  • Energizing both existing community members and new talents through awards
  • Representing the Wikimedia photography community, e.g. at international events like Wikimania
  • Promoting the idea of publishing high-quality image material under free licenses in on- and offline media, through exhibitions, and other means
  • Enhancing our members' photography skills by teaching each other

Membership: eligibility and how to become a member[edit]

If you're devoted to sharing photographic works under a free license, you're eligible for membership. In order to join this user group, please add your name to our membership list.

Annual Reports[edit]

Events and activities[edit]




Virtual Meeting on September 26, 2020



Participants of the first local event of our user group in Naga City, Philippines, on August 13, 2022
Online workshop on post-processing of photographs on October 10, 2022


Screenshot of Women's Month Datathon on Commons workshop participants 2023-03-22 at 7-8PM IST

Quality images and featured pictures taken at user group events[edit]

AffCom Resolutions[edit]

Current board members[edit]

Group messages[edit]

Please manage your subscription to group messages on Commons:Commons Photographers User Group/Subscribe