PHOTOWORKS.  40 Years in Focus. 






An Introductory Workshop 


Self Publishing Artist Books  


Master Photographer

Lauren Henkin


 Self Publishing Artist Books

 An Introductory Workshop with Lauren Henkin 


 Date:          Saturday, September 21, 2013

 Time:          10am - 4pm (includes 1 hour lunch) 

 Cost:           $225 (includes a resource manual) 



 Notes:        Space is limited and turnout is expected to be high.

               Register early to guarantee a space!


Book publishing for photographers has exploded over the last few years.  Expanded options for printing have enabled artists to consider publishing their own works, through both traditional and handmade processes. There is now a level playing field between established photographers and amateurs and emerging artists, enabling anyone to craft their work specifically for a book.  While most of the focus on self-publishing has centered on available print-on-demand services, creating books produced directly by the artist offers an even wider array of control, options, and methods, making it an attractive option to expand the artist's storytelling capabilities.  For example, when self-publishing, the artist can take a more active role in choosing the paper, layout, method of binding, and even work with other artists within the bookmaking community.

By viewing sample books and case studies and hearing in-depth descriptions of the steps required to complete a book project, participants of this 1-day introductory seminar will leave with the inspiration and resources to begin their project.  All of the following material will be presented as general topics, but also within the context of Henkin's own experiences in self-publishing.


Topics covered will include:
      * Why self publish?
      * Advantages and challenges of self publishing
      * Types of Publications
      * Determining specifications for your project
      * Collaborating with other artists
      * Financing your book
      * Marketing and distribution
      * Case Studies: How others are doing it

      * Resources to complete your project



See Lauren Henkin's latest work in her new solo exhibition GROWTH -- an introspective series of photographs taken in the last 3 years that explore the tension between preservation and extinction.  GROWTH opens at Vivid Solutions DC on September 20th, 6-9 PM.  Vivid Solutions DC, 1241 Good Hope Road, SE, Washington, DC  20020.

Click here for more information about the exhibition.


Growth: Solo Exhibition by Lauren Henkin  



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