How to make a photobook

How to Make a Photo Book: from Idea to Printing and Promoting is a workshop based on the «Dust» book’s success and mistakes. It is a 3-day workshop (6 hours per day) for amateurs and professionals who are interested to do a photo book or working on a long term project. We also recommend this workshop for curators and publishers. Xenia Nikolskaya is a renowned Russian/Swedish visual artist & curator who we are lucky to work with. 

COURSE OUTLINE:

 

Topics covered: 

Idea

Editing process 

Content: Author/narrator 

Design

Budgeting/ contract

ISBN

Print 

Promoting: reviews, book signing, exhibitions

Distribution 

 

Schedule: 

1st day:

Theory of book Making: 

Presentation by Xenia - Dust book : history or the project and other examples,

Important topics

Q&A

(Break)

Individual presentation on workshop participants (10-15 min each ) . Each participant must have a portfolio in digital or printed version

Discussion

 

2nd day: 

Work in groups with proof prints. 

Introduction of important photo books of our time

Competition

Festivals

Portfolio reviews

(Break)

Work in groups /role play

Editor

Designer

Author

Home work

 

3rd day:

Defence of the presentation: 

Editing session

(Break)

Mockup making

Exhibition 

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Xenia Nikolskaya:

Xenia Nikolskaya is a Russian - Swedish photographer and visual artist based in Bahrain.

Xenia studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and received her MFA from the Russian Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. In 2008 Nikolskaya was granted a Fulbright scholarship, and has received others from the Nordic Council, The Swedish Institute, Nordic Cultural Fund, Soros and DBW foundation. Nikolskaya’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group‐shows internationally and is held in prestigious collections, such as The State Hermitage Museum, Sveriges Allmaänna Konstförening, UBS Bank and in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Centre. Newsweek, GEO, Cosmopolitan, ELLE have commissioned her work. 

Nikolskaya has lectured on photography at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg State University, Rutgers University, New York and American University in Cairo. Her first book “Dust” has been published in March 2012 with Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK. 

Links: 
http://www.amazon.com/DUST-Forgotten-Architecture-Xenia-Nikolskaya/dp/1907893199

https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/what-s-
on/temp_exh/2015/xenianikolskaya/?lng=en

http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2013/dust

https://www.instagram.com/xenia_nikolskaya_photography/
www.xenianikolskaya.com