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LUG Yearbooks

(Last updated 4 November 2021)

The Leica Users Group, which calls itself "the LUG", is one of the oldest and longest-standing email photography groups. It was founded by Brian Reid in April 1992. A Facebook-based sister group was founded in 2015; there is significant overlap of the memberships of the email-based and Facebook-based versions.

LUG members are mostly of the generation that still uses email. Our children and grandchildren use Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok, and tend to prefer video to still photographs. We are still here, capturing and printing and publishing our non-video images.

In 2006, Jim Shulman created a LUG Yearbook, and he produced one every year until he collapsed from overwork after finishing the 2013 book. Various other editors have served since then, though no one produced a book for 2016, 2017, or 2018.

Yearbooks for for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019, and 2020 (imagewrap and softcover) are still available on You can look at the first 15 pages or so of each book online, or you can buy a copy. The 2014 yearbook is no longer on Blurb, but you can get the PDF versions of it from the links below.

We have PDF versions for these years available here on our website (list last updated June 2021):

2014, 2019, 2020

Here are the instructions for submitting images to the 2021 yearbook. We expect those instructions to change slightly as the deadline approaches.