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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Daily from 2-4pm EDT

Developing visual stories or extended personal narratives starts with a single image. For emerging and professional photographers who use photographs as sites of personal expression, a book project involves strong skill sets that are essential to becoming a better photographer.

This week-long (Monday-Friday) course, 2 hours a day, is for those who are beginning to think about how to arrange their images into book form as well as those photographers who’ve already completed projects but are not sure of the next step. The workshop will give students tools to determine a visual approach that works best.

Anja Conrad “Everything is always so perfect when you are in it”

Students will be asked to submit simple powerpoint presentations of projects, which will be followed with group- and one-on-one discussions. Topics include: choosing a theme; editing your photographs; sequencing and sizing pictures; text as a graphic element; and choices regarding paper stocks and bindings. A virtual tour of MMW&C’s bookmaking studio will be a feature of the class. Resources including a host of YouTube videos with authors, painters, artists and photographers will complement our discussions.

What you learn:

  • A better understanding and confidence in your visual style
  • How to edit your images
  • Visualizing a photobook

Images courtesy of  Daile Kaplan

NOTE: This class would be a good choice as prep for Sal Taylor Kydd’s “Text and Image” or Shawn Bush’s “The Independently Published Artist Book

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Instructor: Daile Kaplan

Daile Kaplan is vice president and director of Photographs at Swann Galleries, New York, where she has set world auction records for 19th and 20th century photobooks and fine art, documentary and vernacular photographs. A curator and collector, she is also photographs specialist on PBS’s tv program Antiques Roadshow. Daile is a champion of photography in its myriad forms and a celebrated lecturer and writer.