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Workshop: Self-Publish and Design Your Own Photo Book with Elizabeth Avedon

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$300 – $350

There is a rich history of self-published authors including Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King and Mark Twain. Now that artists are able to produce their own hardcover and softcover books online at a relatively low cost, self-publishing has become a popular alternative for photographers.

This workshop will cover the basic principles of designing your own photography book. Drawing on over thirty years of experience, Elizabeth will demonstrate the bones of creating a successful photography book including: interior design decisions, editing, sequencing, typography and cover design. We will explore what comprises good design from bad, developing a framework for the participant to build upon with their own book project, and briefly discuss the self-publishing companies available.

Each participant should bring 10 related images for sequencing and discussion of design considerations. Please, no delicate final prints or white gloves. We will not cover technical questions or design software.

For more information, see this interview of Elizabeth with Douglas Stockdale here.

Class limited to 15 participants.

Elizabeth Avedon (https://elizabethavedon.com/) has a rich history in photography, collaborating with museums, publishing houses, galleries and artists. She has received awards and recognition for her photography exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book: “Avedon: 1949-1979″ for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; and “Richard Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. Former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, Elizabeth is a regular contributor to’L’Oeil de la Photographie’ profiling notable leaders in the world of Photography. Elizabeth also teaches ‘Book Design + Branding’ in the Masters in Digital Photography program at The School of Visual Arts, New York.


October 12, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$300 – $350
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The Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States

All sales are final on products purchased through the Griffin Museum. Participant cancellation of a program/lecture/class will result in a full refund only if notice of cancellation is given at least 2 weeks before the date of the event.