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Lecture with Lukas Birk

Friday, April 14, 2023, 6 pm

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April 15/16, 2023, 10 am–6 pm


Photo book, book design, conception and composition, binding, material, presentation

Workshop schedule

April 15: Meeting at 10 am. Analysis of photo books, their concept and way of making; the aim is the general understanding of the way a book is built. Presentation of binding techniques.

April 16: Meeting at 10 am. On the second day, participants bring their own photographic work. Discussion of possible photo book projects, implementation in a dummy.


Participants are asked to bring portfolios with their work (20–30 images) in printed form and a concept about their photo book project.


Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Braubachstraße 30–32

60311 Frankfurt am Main

Language: German
Price members: 300 EUR
Price non members: 450 EUR
Number of participants: Min. 8 / max. 10
Registration deadline: April 2nd, 2023
Duration: 2 Days

In recent years, the photo book has developed into an important form of self-expression for photographers. It has also become an art form in its own right, experimenting with formats and form and being recognized internationally with competitions and prizes. Exhibitions, book fairs and university events are also devoted to the medium.

Lukas Birk, who has been producing photo books for two decades, will present the production of a photo book dummy using practical examples in this FFF workshop. Among other things, the workshop will cover the basic concept of a photo book as well as simple binding options that can be used for small productions and artists' books. At the end of the workshop, all participants will take home a finished dummy of their own work.

Lukas Birk works as a photographer, publisher and as a storyteller. He presents his multi-disciplinary work and research in the forms of film, books, online platforms and exhibitions. A large part of his work deals with archival material he collects on his travels. Lukas Birk develops his projects through long-term research, mostly in conflict regions that have little possibilities to archive their own culture. His narratives deal with alternative representations of history, often mixing fiction with fact. Lukas Birk initiated artist-in-residency-programmes in China and Indonesia such as the AustroSinoArtsProgram and the Sewon Art Space. He founded the research projects Afghan Box Camera Project and Myanmar Photo Archive. His publishing house Fraglich Publishing mainly publishes books on photographic history in conflict zones.

    Sign up here for the workshop with Lukas Birk!

    For this event the access is limited and a previous registration is necessary. 


    After the submission of your data we will send you a confirmation by e-mail. This e-mail also includes the bank information for the transfer of the workshop fee. Your payment should reach our account fourteen days before the start of the workshop and is necessary for the participation. In the event of your absence without prior notice of at least 14 days we can unfortunately not refund the fee of the workshop.

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    Do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at or telephone at +49 (0) 69 291726 if you have any questions regarding workshop schedule, registration or payment.

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