Kris Krug

Kris Krüg is a designer, writer, photographer, and webmonkey based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Constantly challenging himself by shooting diverse subjects from emerging rock bands to dot-com execs, Kris uses his engaging personality to break down the barriers between lens and subject. Kris is a fervent evangelist for open culture and Creative Commons licensing and frequently speaks at conferences and the media about the blurring lines between pro and amateur, shifting copyright standards and using technology to promote and share artistic work. Kris realizes art isn't created in a vacuum and a vibrant community is key for culture to flourish. With this in mind, he organizes photowalks and workshops for newbies and veterans alike to encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration.

by Kris Krug

Click to read our whole series At the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte this week, there’s a huge focus on independent media, especially blogging and citizen journalism. With convention delegates and the media armed with iPhones and using Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, this election is more connected and real-time than any that […] more »

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Click to read all SXSW coverage Every March, the city of Austin, Texas, welcomes the world for its annual South by Southwest Festival, otherwise known as SXSW. The festival consists of three parts: SXSW Interactive, a four-day geekfest for the Internet community; SXSW Film, ten days of international cinema programs; and SXSW Music, a four […] more »

by Kris Krug

Every March, the city of Austin, Texas, welcomes the world for its annual South by Southwest Festival, otherwise known as SXSW. The festival consists of three parts: SXSW Interactive, a four-day geekfest for the Internet community; SXSW Film, ten days of international cinema programs; and SXSW Music, a four day non-stop celebration of live music. […] more »

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- Go to Photo 15 On a final note, I couldn’t resist the chance to show off my rope skills with Internet star Shira Lazar at the Girl + Guy Party. To read more about SXSWi 2010, check out Jason Feinberg’s report on MediaShift. For more of Kris Krug’s photos from SXSW this year, check […] more »

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At the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, social media was in its infancy. But in Vancouver, it sometimes seems to overshadow the accredited media. As expected, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics are the first Games to truly be impacted by social media. As a result, one question leading up to […] more »

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It has become second nature for people to capture experiences, events and news using their phones, cameras and computers. We live in a world were journalism is an action — and citizens have stepped up to answer that call to action. As a result, the story of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games is by no […] more »

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- Go to Photo 11 A final, fun note: I had a chance to interview U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir, and the entire interview can be found here. This shot of us together was taken by John Biehler. Kris Krüg is a designer, writer, photographer, and webmonkey based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Constantly challenging […] more »

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