The desire to make books with photographic content is as old as photography itself. The accessibility of digital printing, from the inkjet in your studio to the Indigo of online publishers, is fulfilling this desire for contemporary photographers. This workshop employs the basic tools and techniques of hand bookbinding to make a unique product tailored to the physical and conceptual needs of your images. We will make a series of unique book structures that accommodate single sheets, folded folios and sections, while exploring the materials of traditional book making. The class will focus primarily on physical considerations of the book, but some time will be devoted to discussing how binding structures and layout strategies literally as well as figuratively support image display.
About Scott McCarney
Scott McCarney’s primary art practice has been in book form since 1980 and spans many media, from offset and digital printing to sculpture and site-specific installation. His works are exhibited internationally and can be found in the library collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and Yale University Art Gallery, among others. His teaching and lecturing itinerary is varied and eclectic, carrying the banner of artists books to Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Mexico, and South America. He currently teaches in the College of Imaging Arts and Science at Rochester Institute of Technology. To learn more about Scott please visit www.scottmccarneyvisualbooks.com.
September 2-4 | 9 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $460 / CPW members: $430 (includes $40 non-refundable registration fee)
Materials fee: $30 (included in registration price below)
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