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Street or Studio: Flickr remix


We made our way over to the Tate Britain on Friday evening to catch the launch of the Street or Studio Flickr Book.

The book was created from submissions from Flickr users, who posted their photos to a Flickr group set up to tie in with the Tate Modern's recent Street or Studio show. The group pulled in over two and a half thousand photos, which were whittled down to just one hundred for the book by the judges (photographer Juergen Teller; the show's curator Ute Eskildsen; and Flickr team member Heather Champ). The winning entries were also shown on a slideshow at the Tate, which means the winning photographers can now say they've been exhibited there. Which is kinda cool.

The book was / is produced using Blurb, a print-on-demand site that lets users create their own limited edition books via some downloadable software. Blurb's been around for a while, but it's great seeing it, and Flickr, being used in such a high profile way.


We loved the selection of shots in the book (including Betty, top, by Flickr user Scarycrow; and Sunday, above, by Flickr user Docksidepress); and actually found it much more engaging than the Tate's original show.

Get your copy of the book here.

posted: 10 November 2008
categories: Books | Events | Photography
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