Explore Visual Storytelling and Photo Books
Creating a strong portfolio is a must for any aspiring professional photographer to showcase their best and most up-to-date work. Turning your project into a book is the next step.
In this intensive full day workshop, each student’s photographs are workshopped and critiqued. Emphasis is placed on the form/content relationship within each image as well as the techniques required to create the strongest possible sequence.
Designed for both students and professionals interested in making their project into a photography book, projects can be of any nature, personal, thematic, documentary etc. The main goal of the workshop is an edited and sequenced portfolio of images ready to present to publishers. This workshop provides inside access to Daylight Publishing and participants will gain insight into the world of photography book publishing in general.
This workshop facilitated by Michael Itkoff of Daylight Books educates photographers about the medium of the photo book as a way to disseminate and exhibit their photographic projects. Participants are asked to bring their printed photography projects and any project elements to the workshop where Michael and the group will assist in editing, sequencing, and preparing the project for presentation to publishers and/or for self-publishing.
Ultimately, the workshop is aimed at refining participating photographers’ portfolios into book-ready propositions and offering access to Daylight’s publishers for support demystifying the publishing and book-making processes.
About Michael Itkoff
Michael Itkoff is the juror for Photo Stories and Cofounder of both Fabl and Daylight Books, a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. For over a decade, Daylight has been dedicated to publishing art and photography via its print and digital publishing programs. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine-art, Daylight’s uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world-at-large. Michael has been deeply involved in the publishing industry in both print and digital media and he has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious blog and the Forward. Before starting Daylight, Michael interned at the Annie Leibovitz Studio and Aperture Foundation among others, and worked at Rizzoli International Publications. His monograph, ‘Street Portraits’, was published by Charta Editions in 2009. Michael received his BA from Sarah Lawrence College and his MFA from ICP/Bard College.
Since 2003, Daylight has engaged in innovative photographic publishing and community art projects by re-imagining the documentary mode. Through collaboration with established and emerging artists, scholars, and journalists, Daylight has become one of the premier showcases for contemporary photography.
Saturday, July 13th 10:00am – 4:00pm
With Michael’s direction the group will assist in editing, sequencing, and turning participating photographers’ portfolios into book-ready propositions. In the process Michael will work to demystify the publishing and book-making processes as participants learn to prepare their project for presentation to publishers and/or for self-publishing. Work from Photo Stories on view in our galleries and juried by Itkoff will be used to support ideas and concepts presented.
The session will be followed by a closing reception for our Photo Stories juried exhibition: 5:00 – 8:00pm
What to Bring:
Participants are asked to bring their printed photography projects and any project elements to the workshop where Michael and the group will assist in editing, sequencing, and preparing the project for presentation to publishers and/or for self-publishing.
Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts (RICPA) riphotocenter.org
118 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Providence RI 02903 401-400-2542
Date: July 13th, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Limited to 12 Participants
Tuition: Members $195 – Non-Members $225
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