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Editing Text and Images & Working with a Designer 


Oct 21 - Oct 27 2012

With Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

This workshop is for photographers currently working on a long-term photographic project that they are passionate about. Over the week, participants will edit and sequence their photographs from this project (35-120 small prints), write an introduction/artist statement and title, and by the end of the workshop, will have worked one-on-one with a designer to create a book cover or exhibition catalogue cover. The workshop is taught by Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects together, including their joint book and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition, Violet Isle. Between the two of them, they have produced some dozen photographic books as well as several exhibitions around the world.
The Photo Project workshop will include editing exercises, daily group edits focusing on editing and sequencing intuitively, one-on-one and group text editing sessions, one-on-one sessions with a book designer, and lectures/panels with photo book publishers and other experts in the field. The main emphasis in this workshop is on focusing and shaping a project into a coherent whole. For some participants, this may result in a layout of a photographic exhibition and perhaps a catalogue; for others, it may result in a book dummy to be shown to potential photo book publishers; for others, the project workshop may result in an edit for a future self-published online book or perhaps mockup for future handmade artist’s book.
To learn more about the workshop, including how to apply, please email Alex and Rebecca:

About the instructors: Alex has published nine photography books including most recently, The Suffering of Light: 30 Years of Photographs. Originally a poet, Rebecca often interweaves text and photographers in her work as she did in her new third book, My Dakota, which is about the American West and its weathers and an elegy for a lost brother. Both Webbs have exhibited widely.

Class limit: 7 photographers; former Webb Workshop participants are invited to apply, but others will be considered as well.

CAPTION GALLERY, 55 Washington St., Dumbo, Brooklyn (at Front Street), Ste. 802 (eighth floor)

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