Celebrating Africa’s Fashion on Wikipedia !

Wiki Loves Africa is a public annual photo contest where people across Africa can contribute media (photographs, video and audio) about their environment on Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation.Wiki Loves Africa particularly encourages participants to contribute media that illustrate a specific theme for that year. Each year the theme changes and could include any such universal, visually rich and culturally specific topics (for example, markets, rites of passage, festivals, public art, cuisine, natural history, urbanity, daily life, notable persons, etc). Wiki Loves Africa is a two-month competition which start on the 1st October and end on the 30th November 2015.
The 2015 theme is : Cultural Fashion and Adornment The competition scope is photos, video and audio that reflects cultural dress and fashion, specifically fashion that is defined by local cultural influences and determines cloth, styles, ways of wrapping and hanging, etc. This theme includes adornment, which is reflected by culturally defined jewellery, make-up, hairstyles, cloths and woven materials, etc..
For more information, see Wiki Loves Africa
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Wiki Loves Africa Team

2014 and 2015 Co-Project Manager: Florence Devouard  Wikipedian since 2002, former Chair of Wikimedia Foundation and founding member of Wikimedia France, Florence Devouard born in France, where she currently lives. She is a speaker and a consultant in Collaborative Media. She helps organisations to discover and implement new internet-based tools. Above everything, she loves to share her knowledge of new practices and online communities. She cares for language diversity and multicultural dialogue, and is a supporter of the open-source and free knowledge movement. https://www.linkedin.com/in/devouard
2014 and 2015 Co-Project Manager: Isla Haddow-Flood A Zimbabwean by birth, and a Capetonian by adoption, Isla Haddow-Flood is a writer, editor and marketing strategist who is passionate about harnessing communication technology and media platforms for the advancement of open access to knowledge; specifically, knowledge that relates to and enhances the understanding of Africa via the Open Movement (and especially Wikipedia).

 Wiki Loves Africa Jury

2015 Paul WEINBERG is a South African-born documentary photographer, filmmaker, writer, curator, educationist and archivist. He began his career in the early 1980s by working for South African NGOs, and photographing current events for news agencies and foreign newspapers. He was a founder member of Afrapix and South, the collective photo agencies that gained local and international recognition for their uncompromising role in documenting apartheid, and popular resistance to it. He has built up a large body of work which portrays diverse peoples, cultures, and human environments ‘beyond the headlines’, in particular a sustained engagement with indigenous people throughout southern Africa, particularly in rural settings. He has taught photography at the Centre of Documentary Studies at Duke University in the United States, and holds a master’s degree from the same university. He is currently senior curator of Centre for African Studies Gallery at the University of Cape Town, and lectures in documentary arts at the same university. Weinberg has founded, with David Goldblatt, the Ernest Cole Award for creative photography in southern Africa. http://www.paulweinberg.co.za.
2015 Samson NGUMENAWE is a geo-informatician and an amateur photographer from Uganda. He is a fresh Wikipedian who joined Wikipedia in 2015 under the username Ngumenawe
2015 Oguntimehin .A. ARIYO is an artist, documentary photographer and a free lance photojournalist. He born in Lagos, graduated from Auchi polytechnic Edo state, majored in painting in 2000. He has a post graduate diploma in Education. He further studied photography from Nigeria Institute of Journalism. He is a recipient of state Merit Award From Benue State Nigeria (2002). He has facilitated various Art and Photography workshops and seminars, with University of Lagos, sponsored by Omooba Yemisi Shyllon Art Foundation or Greenhouse Art Gallery. He was a jury in Ufuk Dialogue Foundation and organizer of The Art for Peace Project in Turkey. He has documented most fast disappearing festivals in Nigeria and Benin Republic. He has more than 55 thousand shot of indigenous shoots of Nigeria cultural festival.
2015 Jacques KOUAO is a professional photographer who, with bloggers and friends, decided to visit various cities of Ivory Coast in search of these men and women that provide real and pragmatic solutions to the problems of their communities. The story of their adventures since January 2015 is available on helloafrika.net. Jacques is also co- founder of the Wikimedia User Group Ivory Coast.
2015 Siwar HORCHANI ZARROUK, an industrial chemical engineer, is passionate about photography and blogging. She is a member of several associations and photography clubs, interested in citizen journalism, OpenGov, free software and Tunisian heritage. Twitter: Siwar_h and blog: http://siwar-horchani.blogspot.fr
2015 Yetty OGUNNUBI (Yetty D) is a professional in the Fashion and Art Industry in London and Nigeria (where she lives). Yetty is a lady of many talents, and wears many hats. In her own words My main aim is to help solidify the place of African fashion industry in the world, as fashion is my passion and Africa is home to me. There are so many undiscovered multi-talented creatives in Africa that needs to be discovered. My job is to unearth them. She is the head of PR & Communications for AFWL & AFWN 2015, the creative director and owner of Yetty D label/ Revolution by Yetty D which is based in London, runs her Pr & Branding Consulting business. Over the years she successfully organised an annual fashion event named after her label, co-produced a TV show Uber Africa Unmasked, worked as a fashion editor for Isaac Outlook Magazine, Side View Magazine, launched Online fashion Website in Nigeria etc.
2015 Fanta KONE (@fantastyck) self defined as a Digital Girl. Computer engineer but also fashion blogger and model, she has combined these two areas of activity to co-create Fall in mode a webzine named best media for fashion in Ivory Coast in 2015. Fanta is also the artistic director of Fall in mode.
2015 Céline RABAUD is a young wikipedian (less than 3 years !) and is also member of Wikimedia France. She combines her activities as a photographer, her passion for heritage and interest in collaboration through Wikimedia projects. She was notably member of the jury for the latest edition of Wiki Loves Monuments France and helped design the photographic Guide Wiki Loves Africa in 2015. Contact: celine.rabaud@wikimedia.fr
2015 Sylvain BOISSEL is a developer and wikimedian, currently working as a systems and network administrator for Wikimedia France. While living in Paris in France, he is "Breton" and, as such, very attached to linguistic diversity. He passionately loves being involved in the free dissemination of knowledge
2015 Habib M'HENNI is a long time Wikipedian and Wikimedia, amateur photographer, and contributor to Wikimedia Commons. He is very actively involved in Wikimedia Tunisia User Group. He also was a member in Wiki Loves Africa Jury in 2014. Contact: http://about.me/habibmhenni

Wiki Loves Africa Continental Project Funders and Local Sponsors

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  Wiki Loves Africa is supported by WikiAfrica at the Africa Centre and is funded by the Wikimedia Foundation as well as several local organisations