Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10 am–5 pm
photo book, publishing, editing, sequencing, production, material & design, Distribution, PR & marketing, portfolio review
June 17: Meeting at 10 am. Design, production and materials: the photo book as a special object. Financing a book project: crowd funding and other options. PR & marketing – what is important?
Exercise: discussing your own work (prints).
Further workshop units:
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 many years of expertise in photography and publishing. Until 2020, she worked for the internationally renowned Kehrer Verlag, most recently responsible for the acquisition of new photography and art projects. Since 2008, she has been involved as a jury member in numerous photography competitions as well as international portfolio review events. In addition to her passion for well-made photo books, she also enjoys sharing and imparting her knowledge 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).