2017 RPS photobook making workshop “Photobook as object” Submission Deadline Is Now Closed
Submission Deadline Is Now Closed
A photobook making workshop with a photographer Jan Rosseel and a curator Yumi Goto was such a success in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Its 4th edition workshop has been scheduled at Reminders Photography Stronghold in May 2017!! Now we open call for applications! We look forward to your participation!
call for applications! 2017 RPS photobook making workshop “Photobook as object” by February 20th. from REMINDERS PHOTOGRAPHY STRONGHOLD on Vimeo.
**Movie: Edit and Shooting : Hiroshi Okamoto Sound : Ryo Kamizuru Transcription : Lee Kuen
Date: May 12 fri / 13 sat / 14 sun / 19 fri / 20 sat / 21 sun 2017 total 6 days.
**12th and 19th from 6pm to 9pm, all other dates from 11 to 7pm (there will be some flexible time change earlier or later)
Location: Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo / Japan
2-38-5, Higashimukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 131-0032
The workshop is limited to 10 participants.
Deadline: by end of Monday, February 20th. (Japan Time)
Cost: ¥75,000 (¥70,000 for RPS membership holder)
Instructor: Jan Rosseel and Yumi Goto (RPS)
Submission Deadline Is Now Closed
1. Your full name
2. email address and phone number
3. URL to review your work to the workshop / the potential book project (do not send a link to share the files but to browse your work)
4. Also you can include to the URL, If you have some photos and visual materials for the book project already.
In case you can send a pdf all included or low-res JPEGs in 72 dpi with 1200 pixels in longer side below 500K each. ** You can include those images in URL to review your work. Or send all JPEGs in a folder and zipped. Do not send single jpgs attached to email.
5. About your book project idea. Summarize the details of the contents, photos, texts and other possible materials within 1 page of A4.
We will be confirming your participation after we close the deadline as of February 20th.
What to prepare:
Participants shall prepare a personal story. This story can be your own personal story but it might also be a story of someone else, visualized by you or an fictional story.
The aim is to create a compelling story in a condensed way. Photography, (found) objects, documents, letters can all be used. If you are using text, please have them translated in advance (English and your language).
Bring a selection of the pictures you would like to use printed (A6 size and so). These may be used for the first layout of the dummy. Bring as many as you potential inclusions for your book (JPGs, also printed materials).
Prepare a portfolio as well as an inspiration folder. Bring a book that inspires you.
There will be also more to prepare, it’ll be noticed to only the successful applicants.
During the workshop we will be working on the creation of a concept, editing and different book making techniques that can be done by hand.
The first day (evening) there will be a presentation about the possibilities of photobooks. We will talk about material, concept, and technique. Participants will also introduce their work briefly.
The second day we will be working on editing the stories in small groups and start with the lay out of the books. We will produce a first dummy with the printed pictures.
The third, forth and final day we will finalize the lay out and work on the production of the books. Every participant will produce at least a dummy to take home. Participants who manage to make a few copies will get the opportunity to exchange or sell the books through Reminders Photography Stronghold.
The final results will be showcased at the Reminders Photography Stronghold.
Participants should bring their own laptop adobe InDesign installed. Basic photographic application skills are preferred. Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator and such.
See also Facebook album.
About Jan Rosseel.
Born in Brussels, Belgium (1979). Currently based in The Netherlands/Belgium.
Jan Rosseel initially started a career in cooking. After working in various renowned restaurants in France, Spain and NY. He decided to study Chinese language and culture at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
During an exchange program at Shandong University, China, he chose not to study in class but on the streets. He picked up his camera, spent a month’s salary on film and started documenting the life of Chinese migrant workers.
He studied photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark and documentary photography at the Royal academy of arts in The Hague, The Netherlands. Mainly focusing on social issues, either big or small, he is constantly looking for the most suitable way to visually tell the story. He has been working on stories in China, Laos, Cuba, Israel, Palestine, Armenia, Georgie, Belgium and The Netherlands.
He is currently working on stories regarding historical events and the notion of memory.
Belgian Autumn. A Confabulated History.
In the early 1980s a group of unknown criminals committed a series of extremely violent crimes, amongst these were several raids on supermarkets. Twenty-eight people were murdered. My father was one of them. Based on objective information from police reports, files and newspaper clippings as well as eyewitness accounts the story is a visual research, leaving more questions than answers. To this day the case is still unsolved and remains one of the greatest enigmas in Belgian history.
Some of remarkable photobooks which developped by previous “photobook As Object workshop”