Kazuma Obara





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«Dummy Photobook» 14. – 18. Oktober 2019 (5 Tage) Keystone-SDA, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zürich

  • 2019/09/6

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Workshop with Kazuma Obara

«Dummy Photobook» 

Kazuma Obara is a Japanese photographer and makes handmade photo book. Keystone-SDA 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.





Workshop Dummy Photobook
Dates 14 – 18 October 2019 (5 days) + presentation on October 19, 2019
Registration requirements and details Download PDF
Application deadline September 30, 2019
Workshop fee CHF 1250.- (incl. VAT), Does not include travel costs, accommodation, meals.
Number of participants 8 (max.)
Language english
Information / registration workshops@keystone-sda.ch