Community portrait database

by Kieren McCarthy on March 12, 2009

A community database of portraits of the ICANN community has gone live online.

You can find it at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/icann/sets/72157615078679248/

The 231 photographs were taken at the recent Mexico City meeting and the database has individuals from right across the spectrum of attendees – from the Board to Council members to first-time attendees. All those featured agreed to provide ICANN with rights to the photographs.

If you are looking for a particular individual, just type their name into the Flickr search box and they should appear (all photographs in the database are taken by “icannphotos”).

ICANN has posted all the photographs under a Creative Common licence. Which means that so long as you attribute the photograph to ICANN, use it for non-profit means and do not alter the photograph, you are free to use them as you wish.

The Internet community is a small but growing one and at ICANN we are constantly asked if we have photographs of people for a whole range of different reasons. Our hope is that other Internet organizations will follow our lead so that we can build a large database of those in the community – and save having to make people crawl through their photograph albums every year to pull out one which they don’t mind.

Thank you to all those that had their photographs taken. We hope you are happy with the result.

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