Taught by Sol Martínez and Ninfa Alvarado
The construction of a photobook involves different stages, all of them being part of the author's creative process, sometimes independently, or in collaboration with other people such as editors, designers, printers and bookbinders.
Knowing the different possibilities that the author has in terms of materials, formats and binding is an essential aspect in this creative process and opens up new ideas for the narrative of the work.
In the digital age, the photobook has become an accessible and relatively easy-to-manufacture product, previously requiring expensive and complex editorial procedures. At present, artisan binding procedures can be resumed for the production of special editions of few copies or produced on demand that offer good quality finishes.
Through our PHOTO BOOK INCUBATOR program, we have had the opportunity to work with a large number of international publishers who conceptualize and produce their photobooks in many different ways.
Some of the most exciting publishing projects today use manual and / or hybrid production and binding processes.
Therefore, we offer you a binding workshop specifically oriented to the photobook, taking as an example the various proposals of some of the most interesting publishers within the international contemporary photobook scene.
This workshop is aimed at artists, photographers and the general public interested in making photobooks.
The program is divided into three modules, which can be taken individually or serially, it aims to provide technical binding elements from the simplest to the most complex.
The goal is for participants to create their own photobooks, receive knowledge to enrich their book creation processes and / or have more information on the subject in order to have greater control of the process when their work is published in an industrial process.
Within the program of each module, we will also seek to meet the specific photobook needs of the participants, in the case of those who have a project.
MODULE I: BASIC BINDING IN SOFT COVERS
The basic structure of the book will be analyzed so that from the given examples the student can reproduce a good quality and functional binding for a proposal for a photobook in soft covers in various materials
Different forms of binding will be made: long stitch for a pamphlet or single booklet, industrial straight stitch for Japanese sheet and / or single sheet, post binding, for Japanese sheet and / or single sheet, Japanese and Coptic binding.
MODULE II: BASIC BINDING IN HARD COVERS
The operation of the structure of a hardcover book as well as various materials will be analyzed so that students can reproduce the following structures: whole hardcover binding, three-piece binding, Swiss binding with a paperback covered spine, Swiss double binding , with two bodies of the book.
MODULE III: CONTAINERS AND NON-CONVENTIONAL MATERIALS
We will analyze different covers for containers and unconventional materials, double structures and interlocking bodies, to develop two covers and one or two bindings with a complex structure. Proposals will be adapted to the needs of the participants. Some of the proposed containers and structures are: straight spine box, cardboard sleeve for straight spine, mouth box with exterior grafts, two-by-two binding, double-front interleaved binding, two-section Swiss binding, double-to-para shirt independent bodies, clam box, double booklet binding.
• artists, photographers and the general public interested in making photobooks.
• authors with a photobook project.
• people interested in bookbinding.
• all those who enjoy books.
DATES Module I - April 22 to May 20, 2020
Module II -May 27 to June 24, 2020
Module III -July 1 to 29, 2020
SCHEDULE| Wednesday from 16:00 - 20:00 hrs.
QUOTA| 15 participants
You can enroll in the modules separately or in the entire program according to the following dates and payments:
Full program -Register until April 3, 2020
ENROLLMENT BY MODULE
Module I -Register until April 3, 2020
Module II -Register until April 24, 2020
Module III -Register until June 12, 2020
COST PER MODULE| $3,500.00
COST FOR THE WHOLE PROGRAM| $8,500.00
You can apply to one of thetwo exclusive half scholarships from the workshop