Marlies Bouten wins Wiki Loves Art contest

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This photo of a Gispen lamp, taken in the cellar of the Hilversum city hall, won the Wiki Loves Art contest in which museums opened their doors to amateur photographers

The jury wrote: “A photo with a great atmosphere, and also a photo that piques one’s curiosity, and furthermore a photo that is very useful for illustrating Wikipedia articles. The perfect match of a good depiction of the object and atmosphere.”

Several more prizes were awarded, do not hesitate to check out the winners at wikilovesart.nl.

Here is a Volkskrant video (Dutch, starts with an ad) of one of the shoots at the Van Gogh Museum.

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  1. Was this the competition for the most boring photograph in the universe? This one could also win in the categories “most boring composition” and “most boring lighting”.

    Comment by Walter Aprile — October 1, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

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