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LUG Yearbooks

(Last updated 29 February 2024)

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, 2020, 2021 (imagewrap and softcover), 2022 (imagewrap and softcover), and 2023 (imagewrap and softcover) are available on You can preview each book online, or you can buy a copy. The 2014 yearbook is no longer on Blurb, but you can get the PDF version of it from the links below.

We have PDF versions for these years available here on our website:

2014, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 as pages, 2023 as 2-page spreads.

Here are the instructions for submitting images to the 2024 yearbook. We will update the instructions as next year's deadline (7 Feb 2025) approaches.