A multimedia artist Davorin Dinić donated to Wikimedia Commons 42 amazing photos from his author’s collection Old Niš shadows. The photos presents the compilation of past and present time one of the oldest cities in Serbia - Niš.
Davorin Dinić is an award winning actor, composer and the lover of photography and the city of Niš. Two years ago, playing with the photos of the old Niš, he came to the idea to mix past and present. This photos had an amazing public impact and went viral on the social and the classic media.
We’ve met Mr. Dinić during the Wiki Loves Earth exhibition at the international jazz festival Nisville, and started the releasing negotiation. Davorin was excited to contribute:
“Wikipedia’s mission is noble and praiseworthy because of its enormous contribution to the free knowledge, which is Foundation’s mission. On the other hand, it keeps from oblivion national heritage which can be used by many generations ahead.
I would like to live in the world where knowledge and information will be available to anyone, and art will be free and independent. Wikipedia is a project that aims to that goal and I’m honored to contribute to that idea.”
Serbian media was excited about this donation, and Mr. Dinić was interviewed several times about this cooperation. An interview with Davorin (by WMRS) can be read at Wikimedia Serbia’s blog (in Serbian).