Self-Publishing Your Photography Book Workshop

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Self-Publishing Your Photography Book Workshop with Elizabeth Avedon
Saturday, September 17, 2011
9-3p, with lunch, R.F. Strickland Building, Concord, Georgia
There is a rich history of self-published authors including Edgar Allen Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King and Mark Twain. Now that artists are able to produce their own hardcover and softcover books online at a relatively low cost, self-publishing has become a popular alternative for photographers.
Self-Publishing Your Photography Book will cover the basic principles of designing your own photography book. Drawing on over thirty years of experience, Elizabeth will demonstrate the bones of a successful photography book including; interior design decisions, sequencing, typography (Serif vs Sans Serif) and cover design. We will explore what comprises good design from bad, creating a framework for the participant to build upon with their own book project, and briefly discuss the self-publishing companies available.
Each participant should bring 10, maximum of 12, related images for sequencing and discussion of design considerations. We will work together and as a group to evolve each of your individual projects and expression. Bring only inexpensive copies we can tack on the wall, no delicate final prints, 12 max and 1 photography book whose design or layout you admire (optional).
We will not cover technical questions (pdf-to-book workflow) or software questions.
Elizabeth Avedon has a rich, thirty-year history in photography and fine art. Collaborating with museums, publishing houses, advertising agencies, galleries and artists, she’s received recognition for her curatorial work, exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book, “Avedon: 1949 -1979” for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; Avedon’s, “In the American West”, for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. In addition, she has also worked with the Menil Collection and the Estate of Diane Arbus. In conjunction with Random House she co-published the series, “Elizabeth Avedon Editions/Vintage Contemporary Artists”, working with distinguished art critics Donald Kuspit, Peter Schjeldahl and artists Eric Fischl, Francesco Clemente, Louise Bourgeois, and Robert Rauschenberg. Former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe; Creative Director for The Gere Foundation; Art Director for Polo Ralph Lauren and Picture Editor for Magazine; and a founder of Tibet House, New York; Elizabeth contributes regularly to the online magazine, La Lettre de la Photographie, as well as working as an independent curator and consultant, including the current exhibition “Return to the Roof of the World: Photographs by Nicholas Vreeland”.
Workshop Only: $250
Book Workshop Package: $350*
Package for Two: (one ticket to Book Workshop included) $475*
*includes Friday evening Collector’s Soiree, Self-Publishing Your Photography Book Workshop during the day Saturday, the SlowExposures Ball on Saturday evening, and the Lunch and Learn photo slide show on Sunday after the Juror’s Talk
Visit the SlowExposures website and click on the tab “Self-Publishing Your Photography Book Workshop” tab to register for this event.
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