Workshop with Gerry Badger



March 4-5, 2023

Photography is a matter of editing, a process which begins as soon as the photographer points the camera. But nowhere is it more important than when making a photobook. Editing and sequencing one’s photographs is at the heart of creating a successful photobook. It determines what kind of book it will be, its tone, the story it will tell. Of course, factors like design and typography are also vital, but a great design cannot rescue a badly conceived sequence, whereas great photographs sequenced properly will make up for deficiencies in design and production.
This workshop will go through the process of editing and sequencing the students’ photobooks, taking them through certain basic principles and giving them strategies to enable them to work successful when trying to make photobooks. At the end of the course, every student should have a much better idea of how to complete this major step in photobook making, and give them an idea of how to manage and self-criticise their photographs generally.

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.

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.

He has written introductory essays to many photographic monographs, including those of such photographers as Stephen Shore, John Gossage, Anthony Hernandez, Guido Guidi, Martin Parr, Peter Fraser, Jem Southam, and Chris Killip, as well as contributing to books on photography, exhibition catalogues, and magazines worldwide. Among his books are Collecting Photography (2002), The Genius of Photography (2007), and (with Martin Parr), The Photobook: A History (2 vols., 2004 and 2006), and The Pleasures of Good Photographs (2010). The Photobook: A History was the winner of the Deutsche Fotobuch Preis and Kraszna Krausz Prize in 2007. The Pleasures of Good Photographs won the Infinity Writers’ Award of the International Center for Photography, New York, in 2011.

PLEASE BRING small work prints of your project for editing together!

March 4-5, 2023
from 10 am to 5 pm
Fee: Euro 490,- for both days
Registration by email to

Limited availability! The deadline to register is open until the workshop is full.

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