How do we develop visual stories that speak to our personal experiences? For professional fine art photographers and emerging picture-makers the book is a dynamic art form. The workshop will provide a context about the photobook, including trends in the industry; the marketplace for photobooks in the U.S. and Europe; awards, competitions, trade fairs and festivals that focus on photobooks; self-publishing and distribution vs. working with a publisher.  

This two-day course will offer students a way to shape their ideas, conceive and explore a concept, and determine a visual approach that works best for each project. The course will begin with an introduction to photobooks in a hands-on setting, including Tim Whelan's photographic books store in the Maine Media Rockport Gallery, and include ongoing discussions about the creative benefits of the format. 

Topics include: selecting a personal project; editing your photographs; sequencing and sizing pictures in relation to overall format; using text (or not) as a graphic element; and aesthetic choices regarding paper stocks and bindings. Students will be encouraged to share an idea about a book project and get feedback. This seminar is for those who are just beginning to think about how to arrange their images into book form as well as photographers who have completed projects but are not sure how to proceed.

What do you learn:

  • Visual literacy skills that expand your photographic practice
  • Editing and organizing your images
  • How to create a tangible product
  • Confidence in your work

In conjunction with her weekend workshop, Daile will also be lecturing at the Rockport Opera House on Friday evening, June 2 - an event open to the general public.  Rockport Opera House is located at 6 Central Street in Rockport Village. 

Friday, June 2, 2017
7:00 PM
"Having Fun as a Collector: Pop Photographica and Me with Daile Kaplan
Event Location: Rockport Opera House
Contact:    236-3642
Photography is a jubilant and disparate mix of every conceivable combination of elements: high and low art, finery and kitsch, private memories and public displays, truth and illusion, status symbols and humble means, artistic aspirations and commerce, the hand-made versus the mechanical, with photography playing a central role in all. 
This series of seemingly endless contradictions is brilliantly expressed in Daile Kaplan’s comprehensive collection of 3-dimensional photo objects that she calls, Pop Photographica.
Ms. Kaplan is Vice President and Director of Photographs and Photobooks at Swann Auction Galleries, New York City's oldest specialist auction house. She has also been a commentator on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, HG-TV, and is a Photographs Specialist on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow. Ms. Kaplan is author of several books, including two about the social documentary photographer Lewis W. Hine, and many articles about collecting. She will have copies of her recently published book "Image Objects: Pop Photographica in Everyday Life" for sale.


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This course is not offered at this time.
Check our full workshop listing for other alternatives.

Please email us or call 1-877-577-7700 with any questions.



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