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Workshop & Photobook Festival


Exploring the editing process in photobooks

Workshop with Valentina Abenavoli / AKINA Books

(Dieser Workshop findet in englischer Sprache statt, von daher ist keine dt. Beschreibung verfügbar)

3 DAYS WORKSHOP with Valentina Abenavoli / Akina Books
In the framework of the 10th FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL KASSEL 2018
28 / 29 / 30 May, 10 am to 7 pm,
documenta-Halle, Kassel
Max 10 participants
Cost: €200
Language: English
Application deadline: May 1, 2018

FROM THE THEORY TO THE BOOK is a collaborative workshop aimed to analyse how to read an image, understanding the endless possibilities of the editing process and its meaningful limitations, as well as exploring and developing a method both creative and practical, with a hand-on approach for the sequence. The workshop will attempt to cover all the theoretical tools useful to build up a visual narrative in the book form: shifting the reading of a single image to a sequence of images, editing according to the concept and the intentions of the work, questioning the visual representation and the messages conveyed in the images, when placed in a sequence. Collective feedback and trials will lead to discover possible pairs and sequences of photographs, understanding the potential of a photographic project and re-imagine it in a book form. Every photobook is a self-contained universe with its own set of rules. A series of photographs can be a starting point for the process of creating a story, within two covers. During the genesis of a photobook, ambiguities and clashes, unexpected juxtapositions and riddles will emerge, revealing the pleasure and pain of visual language. Every picture will gain a different meaning when placed in a broader perspective of the book as a whole.


Participants should have a photographic project in an advanced state, not necessarily completed, which can be turn into a publication.
Applications including a pre-selection of 25 images should be sent to: moc.l1638756345iamg@1638756345ilova1638756345nebaa1638756345nitne1638756345lav1638756345 .
Deadline to apply is 1st of May 2018. If selected, 50/100 pictures printed in small size will be needed during the workshop.

Valentina Abenavoli, Italian, a past life in London, now based in Istanbul, is an editor and designer, who prefers reading photography in lyrical sequence, and being constantly on the edge between awareness and reveries. After a degree in photography, a master in book publishing and several odd jobs, in 2012 she founded Akina, together with Alex Bocchetto. Their independent publishing house collaborates with emerging and established photographers, editing and producing challenging photobooks in limited editions, often handmade. In 2016 she published her first photobook as author titled „Anaesthesia“, followed by „The Harvest“, the second chapter of an unfinished trilogy around the subjects of empathy and evil. She participated in several group and solo exhibitions. On a side, she works freelance as editor and book designer.


Workshop: 28. — 30. Mai 2018
Bewerbungsschluss: 1. Mai 2018
FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL KASSEL 2018: 31. Mai — 3. Juni 2018


Documenta-Halle Kassel, Du-Ry-Straße 1, 34117 Kassel, Germany

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Festival: 31. Mai — 3. Juni 2018

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Einreichungsschluss: 3. April 2018

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