10b Photography and YarT Photography are pleased to present a six day workshop “The photo book, going beyond the form” with an acclaimed photobook designer Teun van der Heijden and photographer Jan Rosseel in Rome from 15 to 20 June 2015.

The main goal of the course is to learn all the pratical aspects of  book making and how to problem solve the medium shift between singular images to the book as an object in the current environment of photography. Subjects will be the editing and compiling process, concept development, design issues like choice of size, paper, grid and typography, and the guidance of the printing process. The workshop is designed for photographers who are interested in working on a concept, edit and sequence for a book.

“Although we live in a digital age there is more attention for the paper photo book then ever before. The paper photo book represents solidity, something we can literary hold on to. It is a tangible object and, despite being a reproduction, it has the aura of the original object, in this case the photograph. The contemporary photo book can be seen as a visual novel. It is with this in mind that graphic design agency Heijdens Karwei designs their photography books”, -Teun van der Heijden and agency Heijdens Karwei.

  • AIM OF THE WORKSHOP During the workshop, Teun and Jan will share their experience in conceptual work with photography books and photography book production, combining the points of view of photographer and graphic designer. Together with the participants, they will go through the main stages of book production, from the concept to completion. Challenging the students to think outside their framework and create a unique object that complements the photographers’ vision. The workshop consists of lectures, practical classes and work on the students’ own book projects resulting in the production of a dummy book/publication by each of the participants. The workshop is divided in two parts. During the first part (Day one & Day two) students are encouraged to share ideas and spark creative genius discussing and thinking about concepts for each other. The second part (Day three / Day six) is more individual in which students will work on an idea conceived in the first part of the workshop and create a dummy. During this part Teun and Jan will guide the students and help with ideas, problem solving and probably stitching and gluing.
  • REQUIREMENTS The workshop is aimed at photographers with a substantial project or body of work and are planning a publication. In addition to the images, the participants are encouraged to bring any other materials that can be potentially incorporated into their publication, such as texts, graphic elements, etc. It is highly recommended to bring along your B and C selections of pictures, including pictures you have doubts about or mind find less interesting.
  • FEE The 6-day workshop fee is 960 euro. Fee includes YarT or 10b year membership (10€) and a printed dummy (max 36 pages). It is possible to pay in two installments. Applicants that sign up before February, 20 will receive a 10% discount. The course is open for all nationalities. All registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is strongly suggested as the class size is small and fills up quickly. In order to attend the workshop, you’ll need to have a laptop with Indesign and Photoshop, as well as small prints of your project for editing. We will provide some basic binding tools and a printer to produce the final dummies. The lectures will be held in English and will take place at the 10b Photography Gallery in Rome from 15 to 20 June 2015. For more information about the workshop or for applications contact us at info@yartproject.com
  • SCHOLARSHIP There is one scholarship available to cover 50% of the workshop fee for a photographer under 30. In order to apply send your portfolio (15 images in jpeg 1000px long side 72 dpi) to info@yartproject.com DEADLINE – February 10.
  1. DAY ONE • Introduction in the world of the photo book: Why is the photo book so popular today? • How does contemporary publishing relates to ‘old’ publishing • Working with official (photo) book publishers compared to self publishing • Hand made books compared to industrial produced books • Looking at the student’s portfolios and discussing them • Concept development
  2. DAY TWO • Concept development • The tutors will push the students to come up with book ideas for each presented portfolio • Students are encouraged to share ideas and spark creative genius discussing and thinking about concepts for each other. The idea is to share thoughts and visions and to discover new paths in your individual portfolio. Ideally each student will have a few ideas to reflect on and to make a concept into a photo book dummy in the second stage of the workshop
  3. DAY THREE / DAY FIVE • Actively developing and making of the book dummies • This is the ‘hands-on’ part of the workshop, even though thinking is still encouraged. • Time to experiment with a variety of ideas and shape it into a tactile object. • Students will work individually on their projects but team work and sharing knowledge is always welcomed. • Jan and Teun will guide this process helping the students with: Editing and sequencing • Size and paper choices • Design and lay-out choices • Typography • Binding
  4. DAY SIX • Evaluating the dummies • Talking about the audiences for which the books are made, promotion, selling and distribution • Making video’s and photographs of the object.

We will talk about possibilities to get your books published.
At the end of the workshop we expect every student to go home with a dummy and more importantly new friends and fresh ideas.
For more information about the workshop or for applications contact us at info@yartproject.com
Applicants that sign up before February, 15 will receive a 10% discount.
Teun van der Heijden is a graphic designer and owner of Heijdens Karwei, a graphic design agency based in Amsterdam known for the design of award winning photography books as Belgian Autumn – Jan Rosseel, Via PanAm and Diamond Matters – Kadir van Lohuizen, What We Wear – Pieter van den Boogert, Interrogations – Donald Weber, Black Passport – Stanley Greene, Rape of a Nation – Marcus Bleasdale, Latitude Zero – Monique Stauder, War Porn – Christoph Bangert and recently Gold Coast – Ying Ang. Since more then ten years Heijdens Karwei designs the World Press Photo yearbooks and exhibitions.
Jan Rosseel graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, in 2013 with the exhibition and publication Belgian Autumn. A confabulated history. Prior to this he studied photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Århus, Denmark. Since graduating he has been nominated for the Steenbergen Stipendium, Dutch Doc Award, Photo Academy Award, and was selected as FOAM Magazine Talent 2014. Next to photography Jan Rosseel also works together with other photographers creating concepts for photography books and ideas for new ways of visual storytelling. His work is best described as visual storytelling, between narration and documentation. He works as a collector of memories using photography, video and objects.
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