#6 ALEX BOCCHETTO / AKINA BOOKS

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FUAM Photobook Workshop #6

 

Alex Bocchetto / AKINA BOOKS

THE PHOTOBOOK PROCESS: from idea to maquette to marketing.

 

23-29 January 2017

 

Guest Tutor: Valentina Abenavoli

 

Deadline: 30 December 2016

Every photobook is a self-contained universe with its own set of rules -editing, sequencing, design and choice of materials are all opportunities to add new layers of meaning to a body of work.The aim of this 7 days crash course is to build a book dummy, coveringand understanding all the steps of the process through knowledge, creativity and chance.

Creativity is improved by limitation: production doesn’t always need to be expensive and funding doesn’t need to come only through personal means.

How to translate a body of work in book form according to intentions? The workshop will mix an intensive hand-on approach along with the explanation of the whole production process and lectures about the various aspects of the photobook: how to read it, how is made, how to understand and evaluate its editing, choosing the right format, finding the right audience. During the workshop editing and storytelling techniques, production, funding options and marketing strategies will be discussed. At the end of the workshop every student will have produced a maquette from their own project and laid the foundation for the work to come.

 The workshop is open to photographers and image makers who are close to complete their project and want to start working toward publication.

Alex Bocchetto is a photo editor, book designer, self-taught bookbinder and a publisher. In 2012, London, he established with Valentina Abenavoli the photobook and artist books publishing house AKINA which as of today has printed more than 20 titles.

Beside the publishing house, he has a passion for intensive workshops, lectures and teaching in collaboration with international partners:

 Paris Photobook club (Paris, FR, 2012)

IC Visual Lab (Bristol, UK, 2013)

PlanaR (Bari, IT, 2014)

Book Case Study (Den Haag, NE, 2014)

Radical Matter -Gomma Mag (London, UK, 2014)

The Photographers Gallery (London, UK, 2014)

ISSP International Summerschool (Rīga, LV, 2015)

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University ( Istanbul, 2016)

Alex Bocchetto Curated photobooks (publishing, production etc.):

 

365 (Alexander Aksakov, 2013)

Balkan Pank (Jože Suhadolnik, 2013)

Italia o Italia (Federico Clavarino, 2014)

Grand Circle Diego (Cyril Costhiles, 2014)

Can’t pay you to disappear (Thomas Vandenberghe, 2016)

Teikai trilogy: Linger (Daisuke Yokota 2014)

Wandering at Midnight (Daisuke Yokota, 2014)

Immerse (Daisuke Yokota 2015)


Alex Bocchetto is an External collaborator for American Suburb X (ASX), British Journal of Photography (BJP) and The Photocaptionist.

He is currently working on the next book with the photographers’ collective AMprojects.
Some example of his work can be seen on akinabooks.com and akinabooks.com/blog which also feature an extensive collection of interviews, how-to and reviews.

Application:

 10 participants will be chosen to the workshop, 5 from foreign countries and 5 from Turkish Republic citizens.

 There’s no age limit to apply to the workshop. All international photobook lovers can apply.

 The workshop will be held in English.

 A pre-selection of pictures from the project with no more than 80 images.

 Working prints for editing (all the ones you’d like to work with). Printing quality and size is not an issue for working prints. Any material that can be potentially incorporated into the finished work (special paper/leather/material, text, drawing, stills etc).

 There’s no need to know indesign, there will be an operator to help you at FUAM. Also its not necessary to bring your own laptop, there are enough computers with all the software you needed (in english) for you to work in the FUAM Computer Labrotary.

 In the last two days of the workshop there will be a book binder to teach and help you to make the sewing, binding and the cover of the dummies.

 Note: Participants who are working with film material should bring the scanned and the retouched files when they’re chosen to participate to the workshop.

 

Workshop Fee:

 350 € for Foreign applicants. 500 TL for Turkish applicants.

Printing costs to produce 2 dummy books are included within the tuition fee. FUAM will keep one copy of the final dummy and the participants will take the other copy of the dummy.

 The applicants who’re being chosen to the workshop have to transfer the workshop fee in 3 working days to finalize their registration.

 Selected participant’s will be considered as the applicant to the 2. Edition of Istanbul Photobook Festival Dummy Book Award which will be held in 28-30 April 2017 without paying the application fee.

 

Workshop Place:

 FUAM, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Fındıklı, Istanbul, TURKEY

 To apply to the workshop please fill in the online application form and upload your images, for any inquiries you can contact to FUAM with the e-mail: fuamproject@gmail.com

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:


By submitting your application to the workshop you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the workshop. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application.


1. There’s no age limit to apply to the workshop.


2. All international photobook lovers can apply.


3. Participants are expected to take part in all workshop schedule within the workshop program which is between 23-29 January 2017 at FUAM center in Istanbul Turkey including the seminers and other eventsduring the workshop days. If you are not able to attend all program, other participants will be selected.


4. 10 participants will be chosen to the workshop, 5 from foreign countries and 5 from Turkish Republic citizens. (Foreign citizenship owners living in Turkey with or without resident permits will be consideredas foreign applicants. Turkish Republic Citizens living outside of Turkey will be considered as Turkish Citizens.)


5. The workshop will be held in English.


6. Applications sent after the deadline which is 30. 12. 2016 will not be considered.


7. FUAM will announce the chosen participants and get in touch directly no later than 03. 01. 2017.


8. The applicants who’re being chosen to the workshop have to transfer the workshop fee in 3 working days to finalize their registration.


9. Applicants who doesn't transfer the workshop fee in time or doesn't get in touch with FUAM shall be considered as not attending.


10. Selected and registered participants should bring small size prints of their projects as well as other related materials such as texts, sketches, special paper/leather/material etc.


11. The works of the participants should be ready in high resolution digital format and high quality for book printing. Participants who are working with film material should bring the scanned and the retouchedfiles when they’re chosen to participate to the workshop.


12. The participants are expected to produce two dummy books in the end of the workshop. FUAM will keep one copy of the final dummy and the participants will take the other copy of the dummy. 


13. Selected participant’s will be considered as the applicants to the 2. Edition of Istanbul Photobook Festival Dummy Book Award which will be held in 28-30 April 2017 without paying the applicationfee.


14. The participants give right to FUAM for sharing their works for non commercial publicity purposes, always giving reference to artist’s name.


15. The photographs submitted for the application could be used in social media and on website by FUAM.


16. The participants are expected to be careful in using the equipments in the lab and workshop space to keep the space tidy and ready for use by others.


17. FUAM and the workshop team does not take any responsibility of possible issues regarding personal belongings and health issues during the workshop.


18. Applicants shouldn't attend to a previous photobook workshop with the same photobook project.


19. FUAM keep the right to cancel the aggreement from its own side without showing any reasons.

 

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