Interested in publishing a photo book? Consider a handmade edition!

Date: Aug. 5-11, 2018
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Workshop Fee: $1195
Class Size: 8

A handmade photographic book is far more than a compilation of images; it becomes a deeply personal, interactive, fine art object. This course is perfect for photographers who want to explore book arts as a way to present a photographic series in a meaningful, cohesive way.

Since this class jumps into the book-making process at the printing stage, Editing & Sequencing the Photobook is a prerequisite for this course. Students will begin by learning how to develop a print layout of their images so that their final sequence appears in the correct order within signatures of their book.

With pages printed, students will move on to binding their text block and learning how to cover and case their book. Throughout the week, there will be technical demos and brief lectures intermixed with studio-work time, with an emphasis on how to make material and design selections that will create a cohesive narrative throughout each student’s book.




Header Image Credit: Amanda Piela

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Instructor: Eliot Dudik

Eliot Dudik is a photographic artist, educator, and bookmaker exploring the connection between culture, place, and history. His first monograph, ROAD ENDS IN WATER, was published in 2010. In 2012, Dudik was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch and one of Oxford American Magazine’s 100 New Superstars of Southern Art. 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. Broken Land was most recently published as a feature in the July/August 2015 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. FLASH FORWARD 2015 chose the series for publication and exhibition in Toronto and Boston.