"MoMa Photographer" by tilanseven
Wikipedia is teaming up with Flickr and a number museums and cultural institutions worldwide, including our own Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a photographic scavenger hunt. The contest's ultimate aim is to source illustrations for Wikipedia articles.
During the month of February 2009, small teams of photographers will seek out images within a given museum or cultural institution that illustrate subjects on a list provided by Wikipedia. Images uploaded to the Flickr group will be used to illustrate Wikipedia articles. When an images is used, points are awarded to the team that provided them. Score the most points and win a prize.
Each institution has its own photography and documentation guidelines and each its own prize. (The Metropolitan Museum will award prizewinners a lecture-tour by curator Jeff Rosenheim of the upcoming Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard exhibit.)
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