October 14/15, 2023, 10 am–6 pm
concept development, image review, portfolio reviews, printing technique, editing, sequencing, book design, image editing, production, photo market, long-term project, history of photography, photography and language, (self-)publishing, distribution, analyzing your own situation, building a references and ideas dossier, mindmap
October 14: Meeting at 10 am. Introduction to Toni’s work in photobook making. How to create a mind-map to create a book. References and ideas dossier. More than photos. Review of the participant’s portfolios and dummies to generate a dialogue about the best productions solutions.
October 15: Meeting at 10 am. Review of the participant’s portfolios and dummies to generate a dialogue about the best productions solutions. Conclusions.
Participants are asked to bring portfolios with their work (20 images minimum) in printed form, small working copies (9 x 12 cm/10 x 15 cm approximately) and a concept about their project. Dummies and printed matter also welcome.
Fotografie Forum Frankfurt,
»We live in a mass production era. Every year more and more photobooks are produced, but do we need all of them? Do they really make a difference? Can we stop and think? In this workshop we are going to stop and think. Think about how to create books or publications that really make a difference. Attempting to understand our society, the photobook market, and most important: how to think out of the box to create a photobook. How to create a net with all our ideas and references and find the way to express what we are looking for in a book format. We want to create unique pieces of work and no more boring photobooks. Thank you!« (Toni Amengual)
Toni Amengual (*1980, Mallorca) is a teacher and the director of the photographic department at LABASAD Barcelona School of Art & Design. As an artist, photographer, visual educator and book designer, he loves the process of thinking about photography and sharing ideas. Amengual holds a degree in Biology from Barcelona University, a degree in Photography from IEFC, the Institut d‘Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya followed by postgraduate studies in photojournalism at Universitat Autònoma Barcelona. Through photography and his work as an artist he aims to understand the complexity of Homo sapiens while being human. Amengual has won numerous international awards or been shortlisted for his photo-books, such as 2015 Best Self-Published Photobook of the year PhotoEspaña Award for Pain, and recently 2018–2021, he has been shortlisted for photo-book awards for his book Flowers For Franco at the Aarhus Dummy Award, Rencontres Arles PhotoFestival and at FELIFA (Argentina). Other publications include ICONA (2022); ORNAMENTO (2022); and Androids in the Woods (2018). His works are held in numerous Spanish and international collections including MACBA in Barcelona; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Swiss; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Navarra; Tate Modern, London and MoMA, New York. He is represented by Rocío Santa Cruz Gallery, Barcelona.