The photo book is the most original form of photographic expression. A collection of great photographs is not automatically a brilliant photo book.
You need an intelligent concept and a feeling for a convincing edit of the photographs to create a personal statement about your perception of the world around you. The selection of the photographs, the dramaturgy of the series, the design and layout of the pages, the touch and feel of the cover and the paper and many other details have to point out the idea of a book to have a lasting effect on the viewer.
In this workshop Wolfgang Zurborn gives some ideas and stimulations especially for the editing of images, for combining and sequencing photographs, so they can tell personal stories about the every day life. Its often a problem to follow too strict concepts without listening to the photographs and understanding the special nature of a photographic image in contrary to the written text. The target of the workshop is to get an understanding of the special grammar of images. Thats one of the most important aspects for the art of making photo books.
Wolfgang Zurborn born 1956 in Ludwigshafen/Rhein; studies at Bavarian State School of Photography, Munich and at the University of Applied Sciences, Dortmund; 1985 “Otto-Steinert-Fellowship” of the DGPh; since 1986 Co-organiser of the Gallery Lichtblick in Cologne; Foundation of Lichtblick School 2010; since 1998 board of directors of the German Photographic Academy; teaching in workshops and at academies since 2001. Exhibitions of his work has been shown all over the world. Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, presented an overview on the work of Wolfgang Zurborn with his b&w-photographs from the early 80s and the series Drift and China! Which China? in 2009.
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