Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Malcolm X

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Malcolm X[edit]

Original - Malcolm X, photographed in 1964
Edit 1
Good scan of an encyclopedic, PD portrait of a recent historical figure (most of our FPs of images are much older because of the difficulty in obtaining more recent PD photographs)
Articles this image appears in
Malcolm X, List of converts to Islam
Ed Ford, World Telegram staff photographer (but it's PD, see image page)
  • Support as nominator Spikebrennan (talk) 22:54, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
    • Comment Great choice for black history month! Would you mind if I played with it a little in Photoshop? Looks like the levels need adjusting and I see a few artifacts; don't want to steal your thunder. DurovaCharge! 00:27, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
Not my photo; not my thunder. Do what you will. Spikebrennan (talk) 05:05, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
All right then. Filled in the blank strip at upper right, got rid of artifacts (and please don't ever upload another houndstooth jacket). Then while adjusting the levels the thought came to mind, how black should I make Malcolm X? I hope this is suitable. DurovaCharge! 10:44, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
I think this is fine. Making him any blacker or less black doesn't make a difference to his historic significance. Samsara (talk  contribs) 20:16, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Support DurovaCharge! 17:40, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Support edit 1 - slightly better due to enhanced contrast and removal of some minor flaws. Matt Deres (talk) 12:09, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Promoted Image:Malcolm X NYWTS 2a.jpg MER-C 07:57, 14 February 2008 (UTC)