Archive for May 23, 2009

May 30-31: Workshop “Making the Photographic Book” in Brooklyn with Ken Schles and Jeffrey Ladd

Making the Photographic Book: A Weekend Workshop with Ken Schles and Jeffrey Ladd
May 30 – 31 (Saturday and Sunday) from 10 am – 5 pm.
From the website:
“With instant publishing and printing on demand, limited edition monographs and coffee table tomes, the era of the photographic book has arrived. Do you have the makings of a great book? Where does one start? During this intensive two-day workshop we will work with you to mold your book idea into a credible shape as you give it form. We will view and discuss classic photographic book concepts and guide you through critiques on editing and sequencing while exploring the practicalities of putting a book dummy together.

Pacific Street Studios, 874 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

Prerequisite: This workshop is for someone who already has a series of images (20-30) no larger than 8×10 (preferably smaller) that they want to work with. These images will form the basis of your “book.”

This “hands on” class does not require computers or knowledge of page layout programs.

Click here to see the work of Ken Schles and Jeffrey Ladd.
For details click here.

Ken Schles’ books are considered “intellectual milestones in photography.”—Süddeutsche Zeitung, and have been exhibited by the Museum of Modern Art and the FOAM in Amsterdam. Ken has taught photography for nearly 20 years at ICP and has talked or given studio visits for students at Harvard, RIT, SVA, RISD and Parsons. Vince Aletti in the New Yorker called his book Invisible City, “hellishly brilliant.” His books have been on “notable books of the year” lists including Photo-Eye and the Sunday New York Times Book Review. His photographic work has received multiple awards (including an AIGA award for book design for Invisible City) and is in private and public collections throughout the world including MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago and LACMA, among others. We encourage you to explore more here. Ken Schles is a NYFA Fellow.

Jeffrey Ladd studied photography at the School of Visual Arts. He teaches photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. His photographs have been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Oklahoma City Musuem of Art, The International Center of Photography, The Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute, The Museum of the City of New York and the Howard Greenberg Gallery among others. His photographs are in the collections of The Brooklyn Museum of Art and The Museum of the City of New York. He splits his time between photographing and writing about photography. In 2007, he created 5B4 – Photography and Books, a website dedicated to discussing and reviewing photography and art-related publications. He is also one of the founders of Errata Editions, an independent book publishing company based in New York.

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