Folio

International Online Photobook Masterclass

From October
2020
to March 2021

Language
English


7 seats
+1 scholarship

Dedication
50+
Hours

  • Fee

    €1,500

  • Closed

    30 Aug

Closed

An unprecedented opportunity

Under the guidance of Witty Books publisher Tommaso Parrillo and designer Federico Barbon 8 photographers will be followed through the advanced phase of their projects with the goal of concluding the work and have it ready for publishing. At the end of the 6-month masterclass, all participants will be ready to present their work to an international audience in the form of a dummy or a photobook. Furthermore, Witty Books will select one of the participants’ work to be published as a 500 edition photobook as part of its catalogue. Production will be fully financed by Witty Books, with a contribution from the PHmuseum Lab.

The program will be conducted online, with one final gathering at an international festival where photobooks and dummies will be shown.

To apply, simply fill in the form with your personal details, insert a link to your project and submit for free. If your application is successful, we will notify you and you will then be able to Enroll in the Program.

In collaboration with:

How it works

  • Group
    Classes

    During 3 online 5-hour group classes Tommaso Parrillo and Federico Barbon will give you a general grounding in the contemporary photobook world, editing strategies and design technique to develop your project into a photobook.

  • One-to-one
    Mentoring

    With these 2 online 60-min individual sessions you will have the time to engage in specific discussions aimed at working on your ideas and improving your method.

  • Studio
    Visits

    To grant you a further insight we have also organized 5 interactive studio visits’ with guest artists, curators and gallerists to let you know about their practice and get a better understanding of their approach and role in the photography industry. More info below.

  • Final meeting + work published

    At the end of the program, all the dummies produced by the participants will be presented and displayed at an international photo festival. Witty Books will select one work to be published in the form of a book. All participants will still benefit from dissemination opportunities through PHmuseum editorial initiatives and its network.

Main professors

Tommaso Parrillo from Witty Books and Designer Federico Barbon will guide you through the exciting scene of the independent photobook publishing. Beyond offering you a clear picture of how things work, you will be granted access to practical strategies and personalized feedback to complete your work and have it ready for publishing. Plus and most importantly, they will select a project among those of the 8 participants to be published and added to the Witty Books catalogue! A rare opportunity that can grant your career international visibility, prestige and the distribution channels through Witty Books and PHmuseum networks.

5 Studio visits

With FOLIO we grant you a behind the scene access to the studio of recognized practitioners. A way to enrich your experience and get relevant insights. Each session comprises a presentation plus an open Q&A session to facilitate interaction.

Timeline

Why participate?

  • Get
    published

    This masterclass offers you the concrete and unprecedented opportunity to have the work of 1 participant published and fully founded. All the participants will also see their project become a ready-to-print dummy.

  • Expand
    your network

    Engage with a selected group of peers and professionals from around the world, who can become a resource also for your future. Take advantage of PHmuseum and Witty Books international networks.

  • Learn
    practical skills

    This program grants you a first-hand experience encompassing both a theoretical and practical approach to photography, editing and design with the specific goal of a photobook in mind.

  • Flexible
    program

    In this unstable period you can engage in a program that will happen no matter what having the chance to learn from home while working or studying.

  • Competitive
    price

    Enjoy a high end program at our launching price, one of the most competitive on the market. If you don’t have the resources, you can also apply for 1 fully-funded scholarship.

How to enroll

Just click on apply now and send us your portfolio and main info before 30 August 2020. If your application is successful, you will then be able to enroll in the program.

All the applications will be reviewed by Tommaso Parrillo and PHmuseum’s Team. What we will consider is the potential of your ongoing project, the strength of your ideas and the coherence of your portfolio.

Participation fee

The full price of the program is €1,500 to be transferred before 9 October 2020.

If you wish to be considered for the full scholarship, you need to apply before 31 July, taking care of sending a motivational paragraph that addresses why you would benefit from attending the program.

Technical details

All the online classes are held on ZOOM. We will grant you a specific link each time and you’ll need to connect at least 15 minutes before.

To attend them you will need:
Mac OS x 10.11 or higher or Windows 7 or higher.*
A stable internet connection
A quiet environment
Access to Google Drive

Want to know more?

Drop us a line at rocco@phmuseum.com.


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