Are you working on your own photobook and planning to either self-publish or have it published? Are you finished with a project or at least midway through? Would you like to collaborate with a selection of leading international experts to get your project to a print ready stage? If so, then the Art & Publishing mentor program is perfect for you!
The Art & Publishing Mentor Program is all about the creation of photobooks, from conception through design to eventual production and marketing.
Comprising of a series of intensive two-day collaborative workshops including a number of presentations by guest speakers, the mentor program will cover the varied contemporary publishing models, from indie zines through to high quality luxury editions, ranging from traditional photography books to avant-garde photobooks that push the boundaries of the publishing medium.
Mentors and guest speakers will work in close collaboration with the participants in the production and presentation of a book from one of their own photo projects. The program will cover concept ideation, design, editing, sequencing, material selection, binding techniques as well as essential aspects of distribution and marketing.
This mentor program is designed for photographers who have either completed a project and are at the editing and design stage or are midway through a project. For those photographers who are midway through a project, the mentor program could be a great exercise in thinking about the direction and ultimate resolution of the project and a way to get a better overall perspective of the various ways in which to present the work. The mentor program provides a great opportunity to test book editing approaches before committing to print.
The mentor program will be led by Nicholas McLean, founder of the independent photobook publisher Éditions du LIC, and Alessandro Calabrese (one of the selected photographers for FOAM TALENT 2015 and Professor in the Master Program in Photography and Visual Design at NABA, Milan). They will be joined by a number of inspirational guest speakers, including a master printer of photography books, an inspirational photobook publisher and internationally renowned photographers.