Sign up here to join Magnum photographer, Larry Towell, and director of GOST Books, Stuart Smith, for a three-day workshop exploring how to turn your project into a photobook.
The photobook as a means of expressing a body of work has been a critical preoccupation of Magnum’s membership since the agency’s inception in 1947. This workshop is aimed at photographers who have a body of work that they would like to create a book from and who looking to gain practical advice and inspirational ideas for how to combine form and content to create a meaningful photographic publication.
On day one you will gain an insight into photobook making through lectures from Larry Towell and Stuart Smith. On day two you will be split into groups, one participating in a group project review with Stuart Smith and the other participating in a group project review with Larry Towell. On day three the groups will swap so there is the opportunity to gain feedback and support from both experts. At the end of the workshop, everyone will regroup to share how their project has developed over the three days and what their next steps will be.
This workshop is limited to 16 participants. Applications are taken on a first come first served basis.
Sign up here. The deadline to book is April 10, 2023.
If you would like to pay in two installments of £400 over a two-month period sign up here
“Making a photobook is a collaborative experience for both the photographer and designer—the relationship has to be one of trust, dialogue, listening and letting go. Making a book isn’t a paint-by-numbers experience, each project is different. However, there are some shared truths between each disparate project, and I’ll share my knowledge and experience of editing, design and production to present a realistic and practical picture of the process … in other words, what you wish someone had told you before making a photobook. ” — Stuart Smith
AM – Housekeeping and course introduction, group personal and project introductions, followed by a multi-media presentation by Larry Towell.
PM – Larry Towell will continue his presentation, followed by lectures from Stuart Smith.
AM – PM – Participants will bring a wide edit of prints. Group A will receive collective reviews by Stuart Smith. Group B will receive collective reviews by Larry Towell.
AM – PM – Group A and B will swap around. At the end of the day the groups will rejoin for a discussion of the learnings and development of the individual projects over the three days.
This workshop offers:
By the end of the workshop, participants should:
The workshop is open to photographers of all levels, from passionate amateurs to working professionals who want to receive expert advice on their book idea from two esteemed collaborators in the photo book world.
£800 (incl. VAT)
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If you would like to pay in two instalments of £400 over a two month period sign up here
Deadline to book: April 10, 2023
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