September 12/13, 2020, 10 am–6 pm



Self-publishing, publishing, concept, design, editing, sequencing, production, distribution

Workshop schedule

September 12Meeting at 10 am. Delphine Bedel will give an introduction and presentation to the topic. Questions of the participants will be answered. Afterwards the participants' works will be the subject of collective discussion.

September 13: Meeting at 10 am. Focus on participants projects.


Participants are asked to bring any material (images, texts, books etc.) relevant to their projects this can be as simple as black-and-white photocopies or a USB stick. Bring your own laptop and one will be available on site as a backup.


Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Braubachstraße 30–32

60311 Frankfurt.

Language: English
Price members: 300 EUR
Price non members: 400 EUR
Number of participants: Min. 8 / max. 10 persons
Registration deadline: August 14, 2020
Duration: 2 Days

Join Delphine Bedel for a two-day self-publishing workshop conceived for photographers, artists, designers, writers, and students interested in publishing their own book or becoming (self-)publishers.

During the first part of the workshop, Bedel will present her feminist methodologies to develop a publishing project, as well as an overview of contemporary publishing practices in art and design. From concept, design, editing, sequencing, production, and distribution, this session will cover various self-publishing models, modes of distribution, as well as feminist and intersectional methodologies in publishing.

For the second part of the workshop, the focus is on the participant’s own publishing projects and ideas, providing tools and insights to kickstart their project.

Delphine Bedel is an artist, lecturer, curator and editorial director, specialised in emerging practices in visual culture, design and publishing. Known for her cutting-edge publications and feminist education projects, she works with leading cultural institutions, museums and art and design academies. She founded Meta/Books, a publishing and curatorial platform. Bedel is a member the German Photographic Academy (DFA). She serves as a jury member, lecturer and portfolio reviewer for photography festivals including Paris Photo, Contact Festival Toronto, C/O Berlin Award, Futures, Plat(t)form Fotomuseum Winterthur, Unseen Book Dummy Award, Kassel Photobook Award, EyeEm Festival, Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award, Photobookfest Book Dummy Award, Moscow, Fotodepartament St Petersburg, Maison Européenne de la Photographie Paris, Rush Photobook Marseille, Institut pour la Photographie, Lille, etc. Her research focuses on the legacy of women photographers and their editorial practices, and she contributes to books and magazines. She teaches publishing in various art and design academies in Europe since 2008, including the Design Academy Eindhoven, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, Kassel Kunsthochschule, Akademie der Kunst Berlin, Geneva University of Art and Design, etc. She is currently teaching at the Royal Academy of the Arts, The Hague (NL). Her work is exhibited internationally.

Delphine Bedel (Website) 


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