'archipelago is pleased to launch an online workshop designed for photographers wishing to create a book.
The course invites participants to develop an individual project from an existing body of work. We will experiment with the publication format and see how this format can help structure, and sometimes, reconfigure a project.
Each day-long session will introduce key elements of book conception, from editing to narrative strategies, layout, formats, choice of paper, promotion and distribution. Both theoretical and practical, this course aims at developing photographers' understanding of the medium, stimulating creative outbreak, and, developing a qualitative outcome.
Participants will present their ideas and develop the project until the completion of a printable version. The workshop will alternate group discussions and one-to-one tutorials. The time spread of the workshop will give space for developing interesting ideas.
We will use professional software such as InDesign to create the layout and online tools to share material. The course is taught in English.
This workshop has been previously held at Photofusion (UK), Base (Italy), SiFest (Italy), and University of the Creative Arts (UK), among others.
The workshop will be led by Magali Avezou, founder of archipelago's project, a studio focussing on visual cultures and art publications. Magali is an Associate Lecturer at Istituto Europeo di Design (Italy) and Sciences Po (France). She regularly gives workshops on bookmaking, project development, and curation for universities, festivals, and galleries such as the Royal College of Arts, Instituto Marangoni, and Rencontres d’Arles. She contributes regularly to photography Magazines.
For any inquiry, you can contact us at [email protected]
May 13th and 20th - June 10th
10 am - 5 pm CET
3 days, 18h over three months