FUAM has been supported by Istanbul Development Agency for the project on photobooks, to be implemented in 2015-2016. Within the scope of this project, photobook workshops, exhibitions, seminars, artist talks and the first “International Photobook Festival” in Istanbul are going to be realized. The aim is to support artists’ photobook production through creating a new discussion and production network and open space for new perspectives and questions on the representation of photographic works in book form.
There will be four main photobook workshops throughout the project year and in these workshops 40 artists will work with workshop tutors and the created dummies will be printed in editions. The participation is through the open-call and selection by the workshop tutors and FUAM. The tutors are professionals on photobook making, photographers and/or book designers, based in Turkey or abroad. The selected projects of participants will be developed throughout the workshop and produced in book form. Selected works from project will be printed in high quality and kept in FUAM’s archive in portfolio boxes.