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Ivan Semyonovich PolbinEdit
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This photo of Polbin was published in the "Heroes of the Great Patriotic War" photo gallery on a page of the exact publication I listed in the source section.
No doubt, but I don't have access to that magazine. (or I didn't before you linked )
Obviously there was no attribution to the photographer, who remains unknown to this day, as indicated by the fact that I uploaded this photo to Commons and indicated that the author was unknown. So it OBVIOUSLY meets
Any idea how many people confuse "I don't know who the photographer is" with "the photographer is unknown"? People who overlook the photo credit, people who look at a version of something that was cropped or otherwise had the credit removed and assume it's uncredited?
And in cases like these, it's actually impossible to truly prove it. If the same photo was used earlier in another publication with credit, the name of the author would be known, we just haven't found it yet.
I recognized your username so I didn't immediately discredit the claim, but without some way to verify (like the vk.com link that wasn't there when I opened the FfD) and without an explicit statement from a regular (which you are) that the photo appeared in a context without photo credit, I thought it best to open an FfD instead of going straight for CSD F8.
I do not understand WHY you chose to start a file discussion on enwiki instead of simply replacing the fair-use version with this one now that I have discovered the publication history of the photo (I only got pictures of the magazine yesterday). I would reply to your comment on enwiki and replace the photo in the article myself, but as I am banned on enwiki I cannot make those edits to indicate that it is now known that the photo is public domain rendering the fair-use copy completely unnecessary.
Well, I could have simply done NOTHING instead. Maybe I should have! The only reason I'm here at all is because you uploaded the file on Commons with the exact same filename, forcing the file on enwiki into a maintenance category. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 11:58, 21 July 2022 (UTC)