Kiev, Ukraine 2017 - 2018

Kiev, Ukraine Workshop 2017 - 2018

The Making of a Photobook
5.6 Photo Club, Kiev, Ukraine
November 2017 - June 2018
Instructors: Jenia Fridlyand and Margo Ovcharenko

In continuation of it's partnership with Photoclub 5,6, Image Threads is currently conducting an extended course "The Making of a Photobook", which covers all the steps of a photobook creation. The first five months, participants regularly meet with instructors online, in groups and one-on-one, while articulating the concept and continuing to photograph for their project.  During that time, they will also begin to edit and sequence their images. Two 3-day intensives will take place in Kiev in March and June of 2018, where the participants will focus on finalizing the edit and creating the physical dummy.

Student Work Examples

Name: Alex Ki
Statement: “Alone on the page, and in the sickly stillness of the room, the words appeared to have the stature of an incontestable, even classic indictment. X stared at the page for several minutes, trying, against heavy odds, not to be taken in. Then, with far more zeal than he had done anything in weeks, he picked up a pencil stub and wrote down under the inscription, in English, "Fathers and teachers, I ponder `What is hell?' I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love."      - Jerome David Salinger

Name: Pavel Borshchenko
Statement: Nurtured in childhood, Soviet ideology lives in us. There were no more pioneers, but there were pioneer camps, there was no Lenin in school, but he was still on our squares, there was no cosmos in the news, but it was on badges and stamps. The continuity remained and a purely Soviet utopian horizon of happiness in the future was formed on a background of a completely gray and uninteresting present.


Name: Yana Kononova
Statement: 'As if Lola' - A person not only is him/herself, but also pretends to be him/herself. What’ll remain if this theater is turned inside out?


Name: Nikoletta Yurets
Statement: Even though I moved away from my home town, I return there to photograph.  I look at several generations of women in my family, mesmerized by the stability of their hopes and dreams while the world around them keeps changing.


Name: Olexandra Pavlovska
Statement: “Talk to Me” won’t reveal the full story of each character to you. Instead, it simply documents the time spent together. I say “thank you” to every babushka I visit, we talk, laugh, hug and say “good bye".

Name: Vitalik Galanzha
Statement: I strive to show various human interpretations of natural environment and the baggage that comes with that perspective.


Name: Ira Melnik
Statement: 'Tsvit' - This project is about my grandmother Pavlina, who was born in a village in Cherkassy region of Ukraine, where she still lives now. She survived the Holodomor in 1932-1933 and World War II.

Name: Artur Ismailov
Statement: 'On that side' - The setting is a city of the future, grown in the desert, a place where many nations and cultures mix. The protagonists are those who came here in order to create a fortune for the loved ones back home. The theme is their struggle for survival.


Name: Max Romensky
Statement: These are photographs made in 2011-2018 on two iconic streets, one in the capital of Ukraine and the other in the capital of Russia, which are a microcosm reflecting the changes affecting those neighboring countries.