Saturday, February 25, 2023, 10 am–5 pm
photo book, publishing, editing, sequencing, production, material & design, Distribution, PR & marketing, portfolio review
February 25: Meeting at 10 am. ‘Building an Audience’ – who is my target audience and how do I reach them? What is the key role of a book in a photographer's career? The portfolio review – its potential. Strategies and practical tips. Exercise: Portfolio Review situation / discussion of own work (prints).
Further workshop units:
Saturday, October 15, 2022 (part 1)
Saturday, June 17, 2023 (part 3)
Participants should be interested in realizing their own work as a book. Accordingly, it is recommended that you bring one (or more) of your own series printed out in order to discuss content, selection and sequence in practical exercises.
Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
Braubachstraße 30–32, 60311 Frankfurt
Long-lasting, unique, immediate: The photo book continues to be very popular despite the great flood of digital images that surrounds us. The FFF-ACADEMY workshop with photography and publishing expert Alexa Becker is aimed at students and also at advanced photographers who want to publish their image series and works as a high-quality book.
A detailed introduction to the topics of portfolio review, possible financing models (crowdfunding), design, materials and printing processes round off the workshop agenda.
As a practical exercise, photo series that have been brought along will be edited. Using selected books and print products as examples, the significance and impact of different materials will be illustrated and discussed together. Furthermore, the right address to a publisher as well as the formulation of an own artist statement play an important role in the workshop.
The workshop is offered in three one-day units (October 15, 2022; February 25, 2023; June, 2023) that are self-contained and can be booked individually or as a complete package.
Together, all three workshop days provide a comprehensive insight into the nature and working methods of a photo book publisher. Participants also receive intensive mentoring of their own project over a period of several months.
Alexa Becker (*1974) is an art historian with extensive expertise in photography and publishing. Until 2020, she worked for the internationally working Kehrer Verlag, most recently responsible for the acquisition of new photography and art projects. Since 2008, she has been a jury member in numerous photography competitions and international portfolio review events. She shares her passion for well-made photo books and her know-how how to create them in workshops and teaching assignments. Since 2021, Alexa Becker has been an independent consultant advising photographers on all aspects of their work and careers. Alexa Becker is a member of the German Society for Photography (DGPh).
Please note that, due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, and for the protection and safety of all visitors and employees special rules of conduct apply to your visit:
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.
Do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at +49 (0) 69 291726 if you have any questions regarding workshop schedule, registration or payment.