Penumbra Foundation, New York, NY
January – December 2020

Instructor: Jenia Fridlyand and guest artists/critics*

Whether you just have an idea for a project that is intended for the book form or already working on one, this intensive and comprehensive program is designed to guide you through every step of making a photobook. The objective is to have, by the end of the course, a physical photobook maquette or artist book to present to publishers or to self-publish.

The program combines online seminars, critiques, and one-on-one sessions (February-April and September-November), and two full-time five day sessions in New York City (May and December). Working with one instructor throughout the program, but also receiving feedback from guest critics both online and during the sessions, participants will have both continuity and variety of support. The learning process will be based on continual production of dummies, which will lead participants to deepen their understanding of the book form and allow them to continue redefining it. Reading and writing assignments, as well as individualized exercises throughout the year will develop skills and knowledge necessary for creating a successful photobook.

*Guest instructors and organizations: Tim Carpenter, Errata Editions, Raymond Meeks, MoMA, Emma Phillips, Irina Rozovsky, TIS Books, and others

Please register via Penumbra Foundation.