Issue 2. The year 2005 was extremely busy and eventful, resulting in many new initiatives. Besides the introduction of GUP1, a fantastic photography festival in Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium, a new photography award and the red-hot HUP Gallery; all were received with the same enthusiasm that inspired their origin - a passion for photography. That passion was also noticeable during Paris Photo 2005, where a remarkable number of new, young visitors were spotted, as you will see in GUP2. And what about Desiree Dolron's precision work! Furthermore we present a portrait portfolio of an extremely talented young photographer, offer portfolio tips, teach you the basics of evaluating photos and all forthcoming exhibitions are listed.