Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10am–1pm


Photo book design, editing, composition, selection of photos

Workshop schedule

18 August: Meeting at 10am. At the beginning, Victor Balko will give an introduction to the topic of photobooks and present book examples. He will explain different methods and techniques such as editing and selecting, structuring and condensing a series of images.


Participants can bring portfolios with their works (approx. 10–30 pictures) in printed form, but a detailed portfolio review will not take place in this workshop.


Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Braubachstraße 30–32, 60311 Frankfurt

Language: German
Price members: 50 EUR
Price non members: 75 EUR
Number of participants: Min. 10 / max. 15 persons
Registration deadline: July 18, 2018

The fundamentals of photo book design are based on the arrangement of photographs into a coherent sequence. Editing is more than simply assembling and stringing together images: The development of an exciting dramaturgy through the use of different methods and techniques is decisive. The aim of this workshop is to create a coherent whole that is more than the sum of its parts. The focus of this workshop is the selection, organization, consolidation, structuring and composition of images and image sequences in the tradition of a classic linear photo book.

Victor Balko studied at the University of Art and Design, Offenbach until 2012, including typography with Professor Sascha Lobe and photography with Professor Martin Liebscher. He is a co-founder of Album, a magazine for young contemporary photography, and was its editor and designer from 2010 to 2015. Since 2013 he has been working as Art Director at Steidl Verlag in Göttingen where he designs both photo books, illustrated publications as well as literary titles.

Victor Balko (Website)

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