Kazuma Obara





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April 2018, Zurich, Switzerland / Workshop «Dummy Photobook»

  • 2018/02/9


Workshop «Dummy Photobook» with Kazuma Obara
16 – 20 April 2018 (5 days + presentation)
KEYSTONE, Foyer, 4th floor, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zurich


Official Link: http://www.keystone.ch/bild-disp/keystone/en/cms_news.html?id=Dummy-Photobook_Workshop-April-2018


Kazuma Obara is a Japanese photographer and makes handmade photo book. KEYSTONE is pleased to announce a four-day workshop «Dummy Photo Book» with Kazuma Obara.


A photo book, like every book, has a beginning and an end. It tells a story from the first to the last page. It has a book cover and can sometimes be found lying around openly. The photo book has a format and the pictures have a sequence. The photo book has a title and perhaps the pictures have a caption, but maybe not. The book in your hand and its dimension is already the first reference to the story told in it …


Call for application

The call for application is for professional photographers, but also for people who are working on a photo project and are looking for ideas about the procedure and the finalization of their photographic project and would like to tell their story in a photo book.


In the 5 days workshop, the participants learn to develop their own project specifically for the presentation form of the printed photo book and will make a photo book, a dummy, by themselves.


The realization of such a dummy implies a process that not only deals with the book format, the nature of the cover and the paper, but also the layout, the typography and the form of the binding. It is usually a process that helps to clarify the direction of the project and its storytelling.


The number of participants is limited to 8. The workshop is held in English. Application deadline is March 30, 2018.