Transform your photography into a beautiful handmade photo book with expert guidance from Eliot Dudik.

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Photo book workshop - Eliot Dudik

In this week-long intensive course, we will start by pouring over photographs you have brought to campus that represent a project you have been toying with or deeply engaged in. We will discuss strategies for approaching an edit and a sequence for differing types of work that tease out meaning and/or narrative.

Photo book workshop 2 - Eliot Dudik

Once we are settled on our edits and sequences, we will then discuss some basic strategies in photo book design. We will design our own books in Adobe Photoshop, print our layout spreads, and learn some proper techniques for folding and sewing our books. We will discuss various material options in photo book making and ultimately create by hand our own intimate, cloth-covered photo books. These books will be simple in structure, yet quite elegant, and are intended as an introduction to handmade photo book materials and techniques.

Note: All materials and supplies are included in the tuition.

Photo book - Eliot Dudik

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Instructor: Eliot Dudik

Eliot Dudik is an American photographer and book artist with works in institutional and private collections worldwide. His long-term projects, books, and collaborations focus on the connections between landscape, culture, memory, history, and how these combine to create place. Increasingly focused on the photobook as a means of expression, Eliot has published, self-published, or hand crafted 11 editions to date, beginning with Road Ends In Water in 2010. He was awarded the PhotoNOLA Review Prize in 2014 for his Broken Land and Still Lives portfolio, resulting in a book publication and solo exhibition.