Book Development Workshop – 1 day intensive using Zoom

LACP book workshop promo photo

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) has just announced my one-day (teleconferencing) book development workshop on Saturday, July 18th, from 9am – 4pm (PST). Included is a small break for lunch and we will be using Zoom as our teleconferencing admin process for this virtual workshop while we all continue to shelter-in-place.

A photographic book (or artist book) is a both a physical object as well as a creative medium to extend a photographic vision by expressing it in a unique and personal narrative. A book, which has been stated many times before, is a wonderful opportunity to have a gallery without walls and reach a much larger community with a photographic body of work. One of the key aspects of this workshop will be spending time on is discussing the essentials of editing a large body of work to distill a vision into a more cohesive sequence to create a personal narrative.

There is also a group critique planned for each individuals project that they anticipate publishing.

This is going to be an intensive day for the small group and a bit unusual in how to convey the various aspects of developing an artist/photo book from a remote location.

It is going to be fun getting into the nuances of book publishing with this group and have a chance to see the interesting projects that every one has in progress. Also note, since this workshop presentation is new to me, and I want to make sure we get this right, we are restricting the attendance to only 10 individuals. So a really limited group and if you are interested, I recommend signing up sooner than later.

Cheers & stay safe,

Douglas Stockdale

P.S. if this shout-out looks familiar, it’s a repeat from earlier this week when I had the headline of “Zoom Book Development Workshop….” and folks wanted to know when Zoom had started publishing books. sigh. They are not, so a poigant lesson on the art of writing a good headline for an article. Thus the need for this do-over & hopefully I have got it right the second time.


My other events, mostly in a state of flux due to a dangerous pandemic.

The Photographers Eye’s gallery exhibition, Living and Photographing in the Time of COVID-19group virtual exhibition that includes two of my diptychs from the series A Developing Crisis. This online exhibition is from May 8th through August 1st, 2020.

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) Faculty Exhibition, in Los Angeles at the new LACP gallery, located at 566 Washington Blvd. The exhibition opened March 21st and the closing reception is Saturday, April, 18, 2020, from 7-10pm. TBD (still in the process of being rescheduled due to COVID-19)

Medium Photo 2020 Lecture Series, I will be giving a one-evening lecture Artist Books as Art Objects on Friday, March 20th, from 7:30 – 9pm at the You Belong Here artist venue, located at 3619 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104. TBD (still in the process of being rescheduled due to COVID-19)


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