PHOTOBOOK MASTERCLASS IN NEW YORK CITY - TBC
At this 5 day masterclass, Teun van der Heijden and Sandra van der Doelen of the Heijdens Karwei design studio (Netherlands), together with photographer Ying Ang (Australia), will teach all the aspects of how to turn a body of work into a book. Many of the books that Heijdens Karwei designed will be used as an example on 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 masterclass is designed for photographers with established work who are interested in working on a concept, edit and sequence for a book. All photographers will be expected to participate in discussing ways to problem solve the shift between singular images to the book in a critical and rigorous environment of photographic analysis.
Strategically timed to take place just after Photoville, we have partnered with the Bronx Documentary Center, who will be generously hosting us in their beautiful exhibition space, with access to their established and ever growing photobook library and printing facilities.
The number of participants will be limited to 12 so as to ensure sufficient time for everyone to thoroughly approach their work. The cost of the masterclass is US$900/person and will be payable through paypal.
As the objective of the class is about manifesting a photographic work into book form, the work itself must be developed to a stage where the book can be seriously discussed and considered. Because of this, there is a submission process. Please send through a zip file of 30 images sized at 800px wide, 72dpi to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Although we live in a digital age there is more attention for the paper photo book then ever before. Since the invention of the camera phone we have started to use photography as a visual language in a broader spectrum from the colloquial to the formal, a language that has no geographical or national boundaries. On the net we are constantly in contact with the rest of the world. We still have to fully embrace and adjust to this new frontier in visual communication. The paper photo book represents solidity, something we can literarily 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
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 Bleasedale, 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.
Based between Australia and America, Ying Ang has exhibited internationally in group and solo shows from New York to Arles with a full portfolio acquired for the permanent collection of the Sagamihara City Museum in Japan. She most recently published her first major monograph, Gold Coast, which has since won the New York Photo Festival and Encontros Da Imagem book prize for 2014. Gold Coast was also listed by Flak Photo, Lensculture, Voices of Photography, Mark Power / Magnum Photos, Asia Pacific Photobook Archive and Self Publish Be Happy in their top photobooks of 2014. Ying is currently a part of the teaching faculty at The International Centre of Photography in New York and the Photography Studies College in Melbourne, Australia.
Eamon Mac Mahon
Ruben E. Reyes
Stanley Greene / Noor
Antonio de Luca / Self Publish Be Happy
Noah Rabinowitz / OSMOS