Hello Mohamed, thank you for your interest.
There are many ways you can join. Of course, if you are a photographer, you
will surely be interested in coming to take the pictures on site. You might
also know other photographers, accomplished or beginners, who could share
their know-how or benefit from a training.
First of all, we must define the sites to photograph. The Valley of the
Kings and Valley of the Queens are a must, but there are many others to
consider: rock paintings and engravings (most pictures on Commons are in a
very small definition, not suitable for printing), less known temples, etc.
At this stage, we will already set priorities but without excluding
Once we will have a list, I will submit it to an Egyptian partner in Luxor.
He is no wikimedian but is a cultural mediator who both knows the sites
very well and has contacts with the competent authorities. He can help us
to refine the list, define the final budget and be our guide on site.
Then, a few weeks before the actual operations begin, we will contact
newspapers and other medias in Egypt and in Switzerland. As I do not speak
Arabic, I will not be able to take the Egyptian part – and even if I would,
it would much more appropriately done by Egyptians.
How does it sound to you?
2015-01-10 16:32 GMT+01:00 Mohamed Mostafa ouda <mmusta...@gmail.com>:
> Hi Fanny
> Seems it is interesting project , I would like to join , could you please
> send more details and how can I help .
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 10:27 AM, Meno25 <meno25m...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi. I recommend that you contact User:Mohamed Ouda or User:Samir I.
>> Also, this issue would be better discussed on the Arabic Wikipedia
>> Village Pump.
>> On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:45 PM, Fanny Schertzer <
>> fanny.schert...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> [Sorry for the double-posting but my subscription to this list was not
>>> complete the first time.]
>>> Dear Egyptian friends
>>> I am Fanny, User:Inisheer, mostly active on fr.wikipedia and as a
>>> photographer on Commons – especially on sports events and in museums,
>>> where, along with fellow contributors and with the support of the Swiss
>>> chapter, Wikimedia CH, I established numerous contacts with events
>>> organizers and cultural institutions.
>>> I am contacting you today because I am considering a big photographic
>>> project in Egypt and I would like to know if some of you would be willing
>>> to join in a way or another. The goal is to get authorizations to
>>> photograph the interiors of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the
>>> Valley of the Queens and, depending on the agenda, the temples of Abu
>>> Simbel and some less known sites (yet to be defined). The precise budget
>>> will be defined during the next months and the action would take place in
>>> February or March 2016. I can spend up to two weeks on site, so it is
>>> possible to achieve something interesting.
>>> Feel free to ask whatever question you could have.
>>> Kind regards
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