Book, Concept and Narrative

Workshop with
Christian Patterson

10—11—12 March 2018
Berlin, Germany

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Run period
10—11 March 2018 (Full Time)
12 March (Individual Sessions)

Teaching language

Application Deadline
04 March 2018

Course fee
450 EUR

Number of participants
min 8—max 12

The workshop focuses on photography in book form, with an emphasis on concept and narrative, and a concentration on the basic steps involved in the initial process of making a book.

Christian Patterson will present his own work in an artist talk and provide generous, in-depth insights on his work- and book-making processes. He will also share guidelines, recommend best practices and identify the essential steps to successful photographic bookmaking. Most importantly, he will spend concentrated time working closely with workshop participants on their own projects.

This workshop will help you clarify your ideas, solidify the structure and narrative flow of your book, or, if you're only at the beginning of your project, start thinking about how to adapt your photographs and material for a printed object.

Christian Patterson

Christian Patterson was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and lives in New York, New York. Photographs are the heart of his work but they are often accompanied by drawings, paintings, objects, video or sound in both book and exhibition form. His 2011 book Redheaded Peckerwood won the Recontres d’Arles Author Book Award and his 2015 book Bottom of the Lake was shortlisted for the Paris Photo- Aperture Foundation Photobook Award.

Patterson is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the 2015 Vevey International Photography Award. He is represented by Rose Gallery in Santa Monica and Robert Morat in Berlin.

Workshop Schedule

  • 10:00-11:00 Welcome to the workshop (with coffee and cake)
  • 11:00-13:00 Artist’s talk (Introduction)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
  • 14:00-18:00 Workshop Session I
  • 10:00-13:00 Workshop Session II
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
  • 14:00-18:00 Workshop Session III
  • 10:00-19:30 Individual sessions
Each session will last approximately 30-40 minutes, in which the attendee works together with the artist on his personal project or book. The session is booked in advance, and the attendee needs to be present 10-15 minutes prior to his sessions, but not the whole day.
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