Date and time: 14.-17.05.2020
Duration: 4 days, 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
Supervisors: Otar Karalashvili, Andreas Oetker-Kast
Price: EUR 200 (equivalent in GEL. – for special discounts for students and Georgian citizens, please see terms & conditions)
„Listen to your photographs.“ You have a concept for a photobook, and you have images. Now, you need to select the photographs you want to use, and put them into an order that will tell a story. This means making decisions.
Which of your many images are really essential for the story and which – may be some really strong ones – are not? Once you made a first edit – what storyline emerges from the images? How does it develop and what is its structure? Are there any parallel narratives? Which is a good entry image for a certain sequence? Which are the key images? How do we lead into the next sequence? How do we create rhythm and emphasis, how do we build up and release tension? Editing and storylining for a photobook is like composing a music piece – or rather, listening to a music piece evolving.
The module is focused on developing your project. At the end, you will have a pdf with an edit of your images, a sequence that could then be put into a layout – this is the basic carrying construction that defines the structure and content of your future book.
Should you decide to follow through the B modules (B01-B03), your final product will be a printed dummy/prototype of your book. This will be presented at an exhibition the BAC is organizing in cooperation with the Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival.
All participants of the module will be awarded certificates of participation issued by the BAC.
The module is intended either as a follow up to the kick-off workshop for photobook creation (module B01), or as a stand along module should you already be clear about your idea and concept, but are looking for an outside look on your work.
If you have a project and/or a selection of photographs and if you know your storyline but are experiencing challenges creating the necessary sequence that will tell your story – this module is for you.
Individual working space as well as all necessary equipment for computer layout, test printing and binding as well as necessary working tools and materials are provided.
What You Need
For the workshop, participants are asked to bring photographed material that they think might be used for their projects. Please print your images (work prints only, no fine art prints necessary).
Admission to the module will be based on evaluation of your submitted images and outline of your project idea. The course supervisors will assess your Application and
provide feedback on admission by mail.
Please apply via sending us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.