The way of the Photobook

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The Workshop

Every photobook is a self-contained universe with its own set of rules. A series of
photographs can be a starting point for the process of creating a book - editing,
sequencing, design and choice of materials are all opportunities to add new layers
of meaning to a body of work. During the genesis of a photobook, ambiguities and
clashes, unexpected juxtapositions and riddles will emerge, revealing the
pleasures and pains of visual language. Every single picture will gain a different
meaning when placed in a broader perspective of the book as a whole.

The aim of this Photobook 101 is to build a dummy, covering all the steps of the
process through knowledge, creativity and chance. Editing, sequencing, design,
binding and printing techniques as well as marketing and funding tips will be

disclosed through a hands-on approach and case studies. Techniques of non-
linear narrative, visual language and production will be explored as a way to

conceive the potential of a photographic project and re-imagine it in a new light.

We believe in the photobook as an object to crease, love and collect – a total that
is more than the sum of its parts.

Language: English


Prior requirements/preparations:

  • Participants should have a photographic project in an advanced state, which they want to turn into a publication.
  • You will need to bring a pre-selection of pictures (50-100 small prints) from the project to start editing and high-res files which will be used for the printing.
  • A laptop with a layout program, such as InDesign, and the basic skills to use it are a plus.
  • Any additional material you might want to use for the book is welcome: text, specialty papers, fabric etc.


Submissions are closed for this workshop.

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