MAKING A PHOTOBOOK
A PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL COURSE WITH GERRY BADGER
(CO-AUTHOR with Martin Parr of THE PHOTOBOOK: A HISTORY – Phaidon 2004)
OCTOBER 10-13, 2013 (4 days)
This workshop will take participants through the process of making their own photobook in a series of practical and theoretical lessons. At the end of the course, each student should have produced a draft pdf (print document file) of a photobook of 20 to 25 photographs, which they will be asked to shoot in a single day. Participants in the workshop will be required to choose a theme to be completed in a day and then shoot enough pictures on a chosen day (around a week before the course), which they will bring to the workshop. There, in combination with short lectures about photobook theory, they will be taken through the process of sequencing and editing the pictures they shot. Then they will be shown how to design their book using Scribus, which is a free downloadable bookmaking programme, and is capable of producing a pdf to professional standards. At the end of the course, they will have laid out and designed their book and have a pdf for discussion with the other class members.
GERRY BADGER is a photographer, architect, and photographic critic. He has written extensively for the photographic press, and has curated a number of exhibitions, including The Photographer as Printmaker (1980) for the Arts Council of Great Britain, and Through the Looking Glass: Post-war British Photography (1989) for the Barbican Arts Centre, London. http://www.gerrybadger.com His own work is in a number of public and private collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Portland Art Mueseum, Portland, Orgeon, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Arts Council Collection, Great Britain, and The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.
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