The new century brings earth-shattering news including terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York, and The Pentagon, near Washington, D.C. Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, and the Wenchuan Earthquake strikes the Sichuan Province of China. Opportunity Rover begins exploring Mars, and Barack Obama is elected first Black president of the United States. Apple introduces the first iPhone, dominating mobile digital photography and communication.
In this first decade of the new millennium, several new print shops open throughout the world led by Tamarind Master Printers, including Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, Hole Editions in New Castle upon Tyne in the UK, and the Singapore Tyler Print Institute. And Tamarind publishes the comprehensive manual Tamarind Techniques for Fine Art Lithography by Marjorie L. Devon, Bill Lagattuta, and Rodney Hamon which proves to be an unrivaled, treasured source of information about the medium.