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A design and production group for the development of photographic, interactive, digital and democratic journalism
on the World Wide Web. 

Join FocalPoint f/8 in Tijuana, Mexico
for the Primer Taller Fotodocumental - Tijuana.

Fotografia para Yuri Manrique Figueroa
Bienvenidos al Primer Taller Fotodocumtental - Tijuana

 Welcome to the Primer Taller Fotodocumental - Tijuana.

New Auction Posting Soon!
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of the
FocalPoint f/8 Online Photo Auction
Section 2 - April 1, 1997 through May 31st, 1997.
Section 3 - May 1, 1997 through June 30th, 1997.

SECTIONS 1, 2 and 3 of the FocalPoint f/8 Online Auction has ended and prints have been awarded, but there are still great prints and photographers to come, including Susan Meiselas, Leon Borenzstein, Antonin Kratochvil, Wayne Miller and more. 

Available in the Coming months. If you have questions regarding the FocalPoint f/8 Photo Print Auction, email us at [email protected]

If you haven't visited us for awhile, be sure to check out our growing RESOURCES area here at FocalPoint f/8. 

Online Auction  
The Russian Chronicles  Saigon on Wheels Seeds of Carnage 
Digital "Snapshots" of MacWorld  Resources 

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September 18th through the 23rd, 1996
FocalPoint f/8 traveled to Photokina in Cologne, Germany for a

The FocalPoint f/8 crew took to the streets of Cologne, Germany, during Photokina, the World's Biggest Photo Show, to show you the unseen side of one of the world's great cities. 

FocalPoint f/8 Director Tripp Mikich, Contact Press Images photographer and Russian Chronicles' creator Gary Matoso, designer and installation artist Sigi Torinus, and journalist Suzanne Nelson, searched Köln to bring out the people and places that make Köln such a unique city.

 We were also be joined in Cologne by Joe Meehan, Photo District News correspondent at Photokina, who gave us day to day hightlights of life inside the gigantic Photokina Hall.

 Sense of Cologne is sponsored by Kodak Professional Division 
and co-sponsored by Photo District News


The Russian Chronicles, our first experiment in realtime, online, interactive photojournalism which began September 11th, 1995 in Vladivostok, Russia, when Contact Press Images' photographer Gary Matoso and writer Lisa Dickey traveled 5,000 miles and two months through the Russian heartland. Traveling with a high resolution Kodak DCS 420 digital camera and two laptop computers, they recorded their digital impressions as they went, relaying them back to FocalPoint f/8 in San Francisco via international email networks. You can still see the results of their remarkable journey in our permanent site THE RUSSIAN CHRONICLES.

 This "first of its kind" project, photo-based and totally digital Trans-Cyberian journey, was co-produced by FocalPoint f/8 along with World Media Network in Paris, France.


[Here's our original Press Release] 

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