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Photography[edit]

Ted Koch[edit]

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WP:Verifiability, WP:Notability (people); see also Talk:Ted Koch#Content and sources appear to be fabricated — Jaydiem (talk) 18:52, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

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  • Delete It is high time that every unreferenced article be deleted from Wikipedia.John Pack Lambert (talk) 16:01, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Delete - Fails our fundamental policy of verifiability. I looked into the history to pull the references used and did my own review and concur with the conclusion expressed in the article talk page and nomination that the references are fabricated. The reference are:
    • Davis, Jim (2010). Southwest Florida's Hidden Nature. Fort Myers, Florida: Southwest Florida Conservatory. pp. 210–240. ISBN 1-56389-606-0. 
      • This ISBN is for "The Flash Archives, Volume 2" which i clearly a different book. I can find no book by the title "Southwest Florida's Hidden Nature", nor am I able to find a publisher or any sort of organisation by the name "Southwest Florida Conservatory".
    • The Directory of Nature of the World Photographers
      • I can find no evidence for the existence of a "Directory of Nature of the World Photographers", whatever that may be as the reference provides no indication if this is a book or web site or whatever....
    • Finally, I can find no coverage about a Ted Koch as notable wildlife photographer. -- Whpq (talk) 16:19, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Rick Shaw[edit]

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Doesn't appear to meet the notability guideline for biographies, academics or creative professionals (as a journalist); I can't find any coverage that's independent and not routine. Also an autobiography by an editor whose only contributions have been to this and related articles. – Arms & Hearts (talk) 17:18, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

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His sole claim to notability as far as Wikipedia is concerned are the awards (most of which come from the organisation he works for) and being director of Pictures of the Year International. In his role in POYi there is no demonstration of what he has achieved there being notable. I don't want to rush to the conclusion of deleting it, but it isn't looking good. -Lopifalko (talk)

Circus Photography[edit]

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Inadequately sourced article about an non-notable type of photography, the purpose of which seems to be to promote some of its practitioners. Fails WP:GNG.- MrX 14:12, 7 July 2014 (UTC) - MrX 14:12, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

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Faseeh Shams[edit]

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The sources in the article do not indicate a sufficient level of notability to meet guidelines at WP:BIO; e.g. no independent sources about the subject. Deli nk (talk) 12:46, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

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  • Delete - Most of the sources are trivial mentions. The strongest source is of questionable reliability and merely establishes that Amanda Gorence considers the subject a photojournalist. From that source's about page: "If you’re a photographer, you can now promote your work, new series, website, gallery show, etc. on Feature Shoot for an affordable price." Obviously, the strongest source exists to promote photographers. The subject fails to meet WP:CREATIVE or WP:GNG.- MrX 16:17, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Katrina del Mar[edit]

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fancruft, "references" self-published, previously deleted G8 Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:15, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

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Micah Garen[edit]

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This article was tagged as possible failing the notability requirement since 2010. I recently proposed deletion, based on WP:ONEEVENT. This proposal was rejected by the article's creator, on the grounds that he "still remembers the event", and that the event has historical importance. That is not my understanding of WP:ONEEVENT - the event may be notable, but that does not mean that a person whose only notability is his participation in the event is notable Brad Dyer (talk) 15:47, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

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Delete - Not notable. Only a passing reference here and there. --Why should I have a User Name? (talk) 17:35, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
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  • Comment. Putting aside (for now) the question of whether he merits a decent article here, the article that he now has looked until a few minutes ago as if it was lazily "summarized" (i.e. copied and then clumsily abridged) from the page about Garen at fourcornersmedia.net. A quick look showed that this was the "handiwork" of a SPA grandly named "Glosserandparser". I've reverted the addition. (It had only been in the article since 2006.) -- Hoary (talk) 08:52, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Question. Is his contributor page for Granta an RS? It's quite informative. -- Hoary (talk) 09:25, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Keep. No answer to the above question in almost a week. A contributor page is I think often largely the product of the contributor himself; but even if this was so here, Granta (a solid magazine), decided to republish it. And its content looks good. So I'll plump for "keep". -- Hoary (talk) 08:08, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Relisted to generate a more thorough discussion so a clearer consensus may be reached.
Please add new comments below this notice. Thanks, NorthAmerica1000 21:37, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

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Women in photography[edit]

In connection with Women's History Month 2013, we are trying to develop coverage of Women in photography, just as we covered Women in architecture last year. There is already a basic list which we need to expand but we also need to write an article on the topic — I could make a start myself in a week or two if there are no other volunteers. Furthermore, I am sure we will discover lots of additional names, organisations, etc., which will require articles. We should try to get started quickly as March is Women's History Month. Anyone interested in participating? --Ipigott (talk) 10:59, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm in. I'll need to research the topic for a few days. Bms4880 (talk) 22:21, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
I've added Fay Godwin to the list as she was an important British landscape photographer, also started a stub article on Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou whose importance can be judged from at least a dozen solo exhibitions and being in 30 permanent collections (see her website for many examples of her work). Samatarou (talk) 05:17, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
I'm happy to help (and have already added names to the list), but unfortunately my time will be limited. -- Hoary (talk) 00:59, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Does anyone know the oldest known photograph taken by a woman? I found something that said it was taken by Henry Fox Talbot's wife, Constance, but I can't find the photograph. Bms4880 (talk) 18:47, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
Please see the evolving article Women in photography for early photographs taken by women.--Ipigott (talk) 13:17, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Great work on that article! As for the List of photographers, would a sortable list be better, or should it be divided by country, like the List of women photographers? Bms4880 (talk) 14:13, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. User Sionk was the one who came up with the idea of sorting by country in his List of female architects. I rather like it and it seems to work. It would also be a useful basis for developing separate lists of photographers by country. A sortable list is difficult to set up and may not be easy to manipulate by those who are not familiar with the markup, etc. But let's wait to see if there are other reactions.--Ipigott (talk) 16:33, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Are we keeping or ditching the key? Bms4880 (talk) 18:50, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
I don't think it is very helpful. I would like to see a full revision. What do you think yourself? --Ipigott (talk) 21:53, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Reorganized[edit]

I went ahead and reorganized by country. I kept the key for now. If the photographer had more than one country, I went with the best choice based on the article, and I used country of origin when in doubt. Bms4880 (talk) 18:23, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Les Forgerons.jpg[edit]

image:Les Forgerons.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- 76.65.128.222 (talk) 05:36, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Lemuel Cook.jpeg[edit]

image:Lemuel Cook.jpeg has been nominated for deletion. This is a photo of one of only 7 veterans of the American War of Independence to have been photographed. -- 76.65.128.222 (talk) 05:45, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

WP: Exhibitions[edit]

In light of the increase in GLAM projects internationally, I'd like to start a new WikiProject, WP:Exhibitions to help coordinate activities around major museum and gallery exhibitions. If you are interested in the project, please contact me here or on my talk page. I'm hoping to establish guidelines for creating, editing, and tagging articles on major exhibitions and to begin improving articles in this area of Wikipedia. OR drohowa (talk) 19:35, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Interested in collaborating on a quick DYK article?[edit]

Ella E. McBride, an assistant to Edward S. Curtis, would make a great DYK. Has references, just needs some prose ... Djembayz (talk) 23:50, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Afghan_Girl#Requested_move_22_April_2014[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Afghan_Girl#Requested_move_22_April_2014. Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 20:52, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject History of Photography at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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