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//Photobook as Object// 
Jan Rosseel
 August 15-20, 2017
Max participants// 8


This intimate and intensive six-day workshop focuses on understanding the process of storytelling with a personal vision and aim of making a photobook. Led by Jan Rosseel, celebrated photographer and bookmaker, we will work on conceptualizing ideas, the editing process, and presentation, leading to finished book dummies.

This course dives into all the practical aspects of making a photobook and how to problem-solve the medium shift between singular images to the photobook as a complete object. Participants arrive with one or more bodies of work they'd like to develop in book form. Through individual and group discussions and critique of current work and interests, participants will examine the strengths of their ideas and intentions, develop skills to better conceptualize satisfying and sustaining projects and realize the potential of their photography as a book. We will cover concept development, the editing process, design issues such as choice of size, paper, grid and typography, and details of the printing process. Participants will leave this workshop with at least one book dummy and ideas about how to get their book to an audience.  


Constructive criticism, honesty, and the collaborative process are key concepts in this workshop. Feedback is crucial for the development of each project and therefore participants are encouraged to play active roles in discussions. Expect intensive days, pushing boundaries and exploring new ways of storytelling. Experimentation is encouraged.

More information and a day-to-day schedule is available upon request// 




The workshop is aimed at photographers with a substantial body of work they wish to develop in book form. Photography, found objects, documents, and letters can all be used. If you are using texts, please have them translated to English as well as in their original language. We highly recommended you bring your B and C image edits, including pictures you are curious about or unsure of. You will need a laptop with InDesign and Photoshop, as well as small prints (a6) of your project for editing. You will also need some basic supplies for dummy making. The workshop will be held in English, and is open for all nationalities.


About Jan//


Jan Rosseel studied photography at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Århus, Denmark. Since graduating he has been nominated for the Prix Pictet, Steenbergen Stipendium, Dutch Doc Award, Photo Academy Award, and was selected as FOAM Magazine Talent 2014. Next to photography, Jan Rosseel also works together with other photographers creating concepts for photography books, exhibitions and ideas for new ways of visual storytelling. ​


We strongly suggest early registration, as the class size is small and fills up quickly.




The 6-day workshop fee is 10,000 NOK.  

Contact us if you need advice on flights or lodging. We will try to help.

To apply//


Please send the following, well organized, to


  1. Your full name.

  2. Short bio.

  3. Email address and phone number.

  4. Simple PDF with your book project idea. Summarize the details of the contents, project  description, photos, texts and other possible materials within a single PDF. Please do not send jpgs or word docs. 

Deadline to apply// June 15th, and accepted students will be informed by June 26th.

Questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

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