Emma Georgiou PRO 4:35pm, 16 April 2014
Just thought you would like to know where the admin team were in terms of selecting images for the book. The team met for the first time in the ‘real’ world on Saturday to start the exciting selection process. It was very difficult but the team managed to whittle down the images to those that would be included in a first draft. There is still a way to go and further edits need to take place. We will continue to keep you up-dated on its progress.
Thanks everyone
26by26 Team
Steve Leverett PRO 4 years ago
Thanks for your marvellous works, all.
sobrenivel 4 years ago
Thanks so much for such hard work!
gri2011 4 years ago
Thank you very much to the whole team!
JHS20 4 years ago
Look forward to seeing the book, thanks for the hard work and updates.
A difficult task with so many superb images to choose from. Thank you Admin team.
flowrwolf 4 years ago
I've been meaning to thank all the Admins for their devotion and dedication to this group, much appreciated. Good luck wading through so many wonderful images, I have really enjoyed looking at 'the favourites', so don't envy your task. Know you'll do a great job. I too am looking forward to the end result.
DionneJones 4 years ago
Not an enviable task given some of the amazing images submitted. Good luck and I am looking forward to seeing the final selection.
martkelly 4 years ago
Whilst feeling a little guilty for my somewhat incomplete contribution to the group, I have great admiration for those that have made a substantially greater contribution than myself.
I'm very grateful to those who have worked to make it so successful. Very much looking forward to seeing the book.
MOD1966 4 years ago
Rather you than me making the difficult choices. Thanks for all the work you are putting in. Really looking forward to this year's book.
Voltaire 2010 4 years ago
Really tough job this year. So many great photographs. Privileged to be a member of such a creative and supportive group. Many thanks to the industry and commitment of the organisers and administrators
emgipics Posted 4 years ago. Edited by emgipics (member) 4 years ago
I wish you good work, you all are a great team
Linxpix1 4 years ago
Thanks for all the hard work the admins do.

I have loved the challenge with a time limit in mind and really appreciate that the time was flexible in so far that 1 image per fortnight meant you could catch up, if you got behind, which I did a couple of times.

Again thanks for a great group to belong to.
Attic Light 4 years ago
It was a great year.
It was a pleasure to be a part of a community where so many talented photographers produced so many great images.
The challenges were tough at times, but there was encouragement and constructive criticism from the participants. It was a good bunch.
I feel that I have grown as a photographer since joining this group and am looking forward to being challenged more in year three.
Hats off to the administrators! You have your work cut out for you.
Steve Leverett PRO 4 years ago
Just wondering - any news as to progress?

david_gillett 4 years ago
Steve Leverett:
Slow but steady progress Steve. It'll be a good few weeks before we contact people to let them know the results. I wish I could be more specific but it's proving difficult to find a solid block of time to devote to the book. It is coming together, but more slowly than I'd like. It will be worth the wait though.

Keep up the good work.
Steve Leverett PRO 4 years ago
Excellent folks - many thanks
Palofperu PRO 4 years ago
Thank you for all the hard work lovely admin doobies :)
sobrenivel 4 years ago
Thanks a lot for all the hard work!
Mike.Reed PRO 4 years ago
thanks for the effort and dedication
Emma Georgiou PRO 4 years ago
Book Update - Exciting news! Over the next week or so we will be contacting by flickr mail those members whose images have been selected for the book.
MOD1966 4 years ago
Any news on the book? Or has it been shelved??
david_gillett 4 years ago
Hi , a very timely question! The final draft of the book was completed a few hours ago. Once the team have given it a final check we can send it off for a test print, if all's well with the proof book we should be able to put it on sale within two to three weeks.

We'll be sure to announce on Flickr/Twitter/Facebook when the book's available to buy.

Thanks for your patience everyone, apologies it's taken such a long time.
– Dave
dacaccia 4 years ago
great news! I am looking forward to the publication!
Attic Light 4 years ago
Will we see a new incarnation of 26x26 in the new year?
Richard Stern 4 years ago
Agree this is good news! Waiting with baited breath...
david_gillett 4 years ago
The test book is due to arrive approximately on the 7th November, if all's well then the Blurb Book can go on sale within about a week from the book's arrival. If there's more than a few simple changes that require another test book that will add about 2 to 3 weeks more.

The longer edit (but smaller in size and price) version will be sent off for a test print within a few days.

There will definitely be a new incarnation of 26by26 next year, we're just working out the timings now.

Thanks for your continued patience everyone!
Leripix 4 years ago

Thank YOU for all your hard work. Its very much appreciated.
Thank you to everyone in the team for your work. Looking forward to the book and new year challenges.
sobrenivel 4 years ago
Thank you David, and the whole team for your hard work, and good news!! Looking forward to the final print, and the new challenges, too, of course!!
darcydancer PRO 4 years ago
Great news!! Look forward to seeing the final print and thank you very much to the team of 26by26.
MOD1966 4 years ago
Thanks David and team...really looking forward to seeing the finished book (an early Christmas present!).
Missing the 26 by 26 challenges and hope it kicks off again early January!
All the best.
Voltaire 2010 4 years ago
Great news, thanks David and the rest of the team. Can't wait to see the book or next year's challenges. It's a great group to belong to.
Palofperu PRO 4 years ago
Good to hear this news. Many thanks for all the hard work David and team X
charming kettle [deleted] 4 years ago
Thank you! Can't wait to try my hand at the next challenges.
david_gillett 4 years ago
Just to let everyone know, the 26 by 26 Members' Book is now available to buy!

I'll be posting a new Flickr Discussion on it over the next week but in the meantime it's possible to preview and purchase it here:
Hurrah! (and sorry it took so long!)
Well done and thank you to the Team and all members. I feel very privileged to have been included. Looking forward to ordering and receiving a hardback version. Thank you.
Monty May (OBSERVE) PRO Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Monty May (OBSERVE) (member) 4 years ago
Just had a preview on the books - It looks very professional, I must say. Well done and thanks all designers and participants for doing this tough job!
Greetings to all members of the observe collective appearing in this books, Danielle, Oguz, Ilja and Larry for their wonderful contributions!
Larking About 4 years ago
It looks great guys - nice edit and obvious a lot of hard work went into putting it together - BIG thank you !!

Here is to 12 by 12 !!
Linxpix1 4 years ago
Thanks to all the team for their hard work to produce this publication it looks great so I had to purchased the Android version straight away, and I am now looking forward to the large hard back version.

Also I am now looking forward to the 12 by 12 challenge for next year.
norahlfy 4 years ago
Hello team 26by26,
I have just take a look of the book, amazing work you did, congratulations!!! but now I have a doubt, where can I buy it in New York, it will be somewhere next year?
Thank you again.
Paul Cruickshank 4 years ago
As Monty says, very professional. Very well done and pictures are just great. What a way to celebrate the project. Bravo!
Paul Cruickshank 4 years ago
Right guys where do I find 12x12?
26 by 26 4 years ago
Thanks for the kind words all! I'll be posting some more details on the book on Flickr tomorrow.
26 by 26 4 years ago
Paul Cruickshank: Right here and here Paul
26 by 26 4 years ago
Thank you! At the moment we plan to only sell the book online. The medium sized books are printed in Holland and distributed from there, so postage cost within Europe aren't too expensive, outside of the Eurozone P&P can get a little pricey I'm afraid. It's possible to get an estimate of the cost of postage on Blurb's website.

The small softcover book is printed in the US and so that could be an option.

We'd like to stock the book in (physical) shops but often the distribution costs for shipping a large volume of books can be expensive... but we're open to ideas!
maximilianen 4 years ago
Great work! Great pictures! Great to be included! Very many thanks!
norahlfy 4 years ago
26 by 26:

Thank you again, I'll see how can I buy it.
~ Meredith ~ 4 years ago

Whoop! Well done guys. Thanks for all the hard work. Been looking forward to this xx
martkelly 4 years ago
Looks very good. Would grace anyones' collection. Well done all.
emgipics 4 years ago
Thank you David and all this marvellous team. Just bought my copy. See all of you soon in the next Challenge. Proud to belong to this Group
26 by 26 4 years ago
Thanks folks we're really pleased that the book's been so well received! I've just posted some more details about the book here:

It's also a chance to let us know if an extended edit of the Medium sized print book is something you'd be interested in.
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