Module A01, Enthusiast: How to Make a Photobook

General Information
Date and time: to be announced
Duration: 4 days (2 consecutive weekends), 6 hours a day
Location: The Book Art Center Tbilisi, National Science Library, 1/4 Merab Alexidze Street, Tbilisi
Working Language: English, Georgian
Max. number of participants: 9
Supervisor: Otar Karalashvili
Price: EUR 200 (equivalent in GEL. – for special discounts for students and Georgian citizens, please see terms & conditions)

Description
During the course, we will learn how to make a photobook – by doing it. Participants will be given a pre-defined format for a 16-page book, and will start developing it from scratch, beginning with finding an idea and going through all stages of photobook creation: photo shooting, concept, editing, storyline development, sequencing, layout, design, and production. At each of these stages, we shall dig deeper into its important aspects, refining and developing the book as we get on.

Outcome
At the end of the module, each participant will have made a photobook, and realized it as a physical dummy. The BAC shall organize an exhibition of the photobooks created. Selected works will be shown at an exhibition the BAC is organizing in cooperation with the Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival.
Certificates of participation shall be awarded.

For Whom
The module is aimed at students, amateur and professional photographers and artists who wish to get experience with photobook creation. If you are interested in the medium of the photobook and want to explore its possibilities, this module will give you opportunity to venture into the field. No previous experience with photobooks is expected; however, we assume you have done some photographing and do not need technical assistance in this respect.

What’s Included
Working space as well as all necessary equipment for computer layout and test printing as well as necessary working tools and materials for the production of the dummies are provided.

What You Need
You will need a photo shooting device to take pictures. Participants are asked to bring their previously photographed material to present themselves.

Prerequisites
Admission to the module will be based on a first come first serve basis – no entrance assessment will be necessary. Final admission will be communicated via e-mail.

Application
Please apply via sending us a mail to bookarttbs@gmail.com.