Learn how to create a photobook and work with a publisher
This masterclass offers immersion into the world of photobook making and into the relationship between photographer and publisher. Led by Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann and the iconic publisher, Xavier Barral, participants will take part in an educational workshop exploring the different processes behind the creation of a photography book.
From the first steps of editing a project, the design of the book, the creation of a dummy copy, how to pitch to publishers and approach distribution — participants will conclude the workshop with the skills needed to create their own photobook.
On the first day, the two tutors will speak about their work, career and the photobook industry. This will be followed by a group discussion about the books that Patrick and Xavier have worked on together, Ma Proche Banlieue and So Long China, allowing participants to see original design processes and documentation of the books. The second day will be exclusively dedicated to the projects of the chosen candidates. Participants will have a chance to present their work to Patrick, Xavier and their peers for individual tuition in a collaborative group setting.
This workshop will be held in French.
Patrick Zachmann (b. 1955) has been a freelance photographer since 1976. He has dedicated himself to long-term projects on the cultural identity, memory, and immigration of different communities. In 1989, his story on the events of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square was widely published in the international press and his work was awarded the prestigiousPrix Niepce. Zachmann’s published books include Enquête d’Identité ou Un Juif à la recherche de sa mémoire (1987) and W. ou L’Œil d’un Long Nez (1995). Zachmann’s directed films include the short film, La Mémoire de Mon Père (My Father’s Memory), and the feature-length films Allers-retour: Journal d’un Photographe (Round trip: diary of a photographer) and Bar Centre des Autocars.
Éditions Xavier Barral, have been publishing books by contributors in the international art world since 2002. Each book is a unique object. The works of Josef Koudelka, Patrick Zachmann, Jane Evelyn Atwood, Martin Parr, Raymond Depardon, Jean Gaumy, Philippe Chancel, or those of Annette Messager, Sophie Calle, Daniel Buren, Thomas Hirschhorn, Fabienne Verdier, the stories of Pier Paolo Pasolini, or the worlds of David Lynch, William Kentridge or Watabe emerge as “book-objects” whose aesthetic, design and editorial choices take pride of place.
Read more and apply online at https://www.magnumphotos.com/
19 Rue Hégésippe Moreau, 75018, Paris France
April 21, 2018 to April 22, 2018