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// Photobook as Object // 
by Jan Rosseel
at Lumina Gallery 
in Oslo 2018

We are so lucky to have Jan Rosseel back to Oslo for

a second round of his fantastic Photobook as Object workshop!

September 13th -16th
 September 28th - 30th 
Max participants// 8

The first 4 days we will be spent editing and reworking the projects

Then participants will have 12 days to work on their own and

we will use the final 3 days to make the physical dummies

at Lumina's workshop space in Oslo. 

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


This intimate and intensive 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.


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 workshop fee is 13,000 NOK, including lodging the first 4 days. Participants are responsible for their own lodging the other days of the workshop in Oslo. Meals are not included. 

Deadline to apply// 

ASAP // but before August 28th, and accepted students 

will be informed immediately.


To register please pay the deposit  // 

or you may also pay the workshop in full

// Workshop  Registration // 


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.

  5. Please do not send jpgs or word docs. 

Deadline to apply// August 28th, and accepted students will be informed ASAP.

An initial deposit of 3000 NOK  is due upon acceptance,

and full  payment must be made by September  10th.

Cancelation policy// Refunds can only be offered if your place can be filled.

Questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

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