Make your monograph a reality. And sell it too.
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Creating and publishing a photography book is no small feat, but nothing compares to seeing your work imprinted permanently onto the pages of your very own monograph. By sharing insights, tips and tricks, mistakes made, and lessons learned in publishing her own self-funded monograph, Nancy Borowick will demystify today’s publishing process for students who are ready to make their photo book a reality.
This course will start at the beginning, asking students why they want to make a book and who its for. From there, students will learn about everything that lives between idea and finished product: concept development, visualization, logistics, planning, budget, funding, building a team, and production, plus the epilogue of marketing and press strategy. Special attention will be paid to the importance of collaboration and developing a strategy. As a group, the class will pore over numerous photo books, past and present, to identify trends and contextualize their own work within the market.
In a contemporary publishing landscape flooded with options and opinions, let Nancy provide some guidance, showing you how to stand out in the crowd, and when and where rules and traditions can be bent or broken.
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Instructor: Nancy Borowick
Nancy Borowick (b. 1985) is a humanitarian photographer currently based on the island of Guam. She is a graduate of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography and holds a degree in Anthropology and Photography from Union College.