“Independently produced and published photo books have gained prevalence over the past years, and have proven themselves to be an effective way to disseminate photography. However, while making photo books may have become easier than ever, making truly awesome photo books is as difficult and challenging as it ever was. Enter Book Case Study: a three-day workshop focussing on the art of the independent photo book.” (source) (more)
I’m incredibly excited to be involved in this workshop, specifically tailored towards how to actually work on the design of a photobook: “Over the course of the Book Case Study workshop, professional photographers and graphic designers will exchange and refine their ideas about cutting-edge book design in an hands-on environment, aided by specialists in the field. Together with senior students of the Royal Art Academy in The Hague and students from the Master’s in Design & Typografie from WT/Artez in Arnhem, participants will develop three case studies.”
And it gets better: “At the end of the workshop program, one of these case studies will be selected to be finalized into a full blown, professionally made, print ready publication, with a value of 2000 euros.”
Find all the details - how to apply etc. - here.
Hopefully, we will be able to bring the same workshop to the US at some stage in the future.