We want to share photos and videos from all the Mothers* Rebellions around the world here and in our social media channels. Share your photos and videos to Mothers Rebellions* shared folder or to Mother Rebellion* Telegram group. For instructions, see the guide below.

Directions for Uploading Photos and Videos 

Uploading photos/videos from a phone directly to shared Google Drive folders:

  1. On your phone, open the photos app;
  2. Select the photos and videos you want to send;
  3. Use the share menu;
  4. Upload them to the destination in the shared Google Drive folder;
  5. Name each photo with your city name so they are correctly identified (you can simply add a number to distinguish them: Berlin1, Berlin2.
  6. If there are going to be multiple photographers and you want to be credited, please put your name in the photo title. If you do not need to be credited but there are multiple photographers uploading photos/videos, you can simply add initials so there are not photos with the same name: Berlin1FM, Berlin2FM and so on.
  7. Upload the photos to the Mothers* Rebellion shared drive folder.

Uploading photos/videos from a phone to Telegram

Note: Telegram can upload uncompressed media files up to 2 GB

You need to download the Telegram app on your phone before the action. The invite link to our private Mothers Rebellion group where you can upload photos and videos is:

  1. Open Telegram on your smartphone and navigate to the chat where you want to send your pictures & videos.
  2. In the chat, select the Attachment icon on the right side of the message box. 
  3. Select File from the options at the bottom of your screen.
  4. Telegram will then give you three more options to locate your files: Internal Storage, Telegram, and Gallery. Select Gallery. 
  5. On the next screen, select the photos and videos you’d like to send, and select Send. 
  6. The photos and videos you send using this method will be delivered in their original quality. 

You can also use the following method to send uncompressed files on Telegram

  1. Open Telegram on your phone and find the chat where you want to send your pictures & videos.
  2. When you open the chat, select the Attachment icon in the message box. 
  3. Select the media files that you want to send from your Gallery. 
  4. Select the three vertical dots on top of the box and select Send without compression.

How to Send Uncompressed Photos and Videos in Telegram Desktop

  1. Open the Telegram desktop or web app.
  2. Open the chat where you want to send your files. 
  3. Select the Attachment icon (on the left side of the message box if you’re using the desktop app, and on the right side if you’re using Telegram web).
  4. Select the files that you want to share. Then select Open. 
  5. In the pop-up, you’ll see two options: Send in a quick way and Send without compression. Select Send without compression. 
  6. If you’re sending videos from your computer using Telegram, you won’t see the option to send your files without compression. That’s because Telegram doesn’t compress video files, so you don’t have to worry about keeping your high-quality. 

Tips for shooting

Frontpages are more likely to use photos that: 

  • show scope. Fill frames (so it looks busy)
  • Closeups of people who are bright or slogans and costumes in the foreground

*Pictures should be 300 dpi and jpegs if possible. Back office can also help convert file types.

Picture editing

The Back Office Team will take images from Telegram and sort them into Drive folders (and sort through the ones that were directly uploaded to the Drive folders) 

There is also a folder for the press, a selected few images (try for 3 per city) will be added here.

  • They should be converted to jpegs (if they are from phones for example). 
  • Add captions so that the photos are searchable by picture editors
  • This can be done in Preview (Inspector - add keywords) or Bridge (description) for example
  • Write the basic facts and descriptions first.