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.