Corinne Noordenbos Workshop / Tell It In A Book 

Corinne Noordenbos will deliver an intensive workshop over 5 days on visual language, narrative and the photobook as a tool to communicate. 

This is a practice and theory based workshop intended for those with a photographic project they're looking to develop, with a particular focus on the photobook. 

To begin, Corinne Noordenbos will discuss her photographic practice in an artist talk and give an introduction to the photobook on a theoretical and technical level. The workshop will then combine individual tasks, group work and discussions. Tasks will be playful and often with high speed dynamics. Throughout the five days participants will receive training in the development of concept, design, and possible resolutions for their projects.

At the end of the workshop all participants will have produced at least 2 photobook dummies. 

- Reflection and analysis of visual language
- Methods of photobook construction
- Balancing and communicating elements within a project 
- A Project Triangle: author, objectives and audience
- Key image and visual strategy
- Editing: Structuring narrative and storytelling
- Projects and Photobooks: key concepts 

- a laptop and/or hard drive
- a large selection of digital images from your project
- a selection of 30 to 40 work prints from your project (photocopy prints are sufficient). This set should be printed twice, once at A5, and once at A4. 
- a notebook

Fri 19 MAR, from 6pm: On Visual Language
Corinne Noordenbos will give an artist talk to introduce her practice, followed by dinner at the Martin Parr Foundation. 

Sat 20 MAR: Finding / Revising your Visual Strategy
Participants will develop the sequencing of their projects and highlight key images. This will be followed by exploring titles, subtitles and organisation, as well as groups discussions on participants' projects.

Sun 21 MAR: Visual Strategy and the Narrative
In the morning participants will work on their visual strategies individually, followed by a group discussion. In the afternoon Corinne Noordenbos will give a talk on narrative possibilities within the photobook, followed by exercises on refining the narrative within participants' projects.

Mon 22 MAR: On Photobook Design
The morning will begin with a talk by Corinne Noordenbos on photobook design, followed by a day of exercises in photobook construction and time for participants to work on their individual photobook dummies.

Tues 23 MAR: On Final Dummies, Printing and Setting Up
The morning will hold a group discussion on targets, problems and solutions, followed by time to further develop the participants' photobook dummies. Participants will present their photobook dummies produced throughout the workshop to the group in the afternoon.

The workshop will be followed by the exhibition party to mark 'The Station' by Chris Killip, a new show on display at Martin Parr Foundation 25 MAR to 23 MAY. Participants are welcome to join Martin Parr, Corinne Noordenbos and the MPF team for the evening event. 

This is a workshop for photographers currently developing a project. Tasks will be set to be completed outside of the scheduled workshop times, so please make sure you have plenty of availability over the duration of the workshop. Participants must be ready to work with others. There will be a maximum of 10 participants. Dinner on the Friday, and lunches from Saturday through to Tuesday are included. 

If you have any queries please contact [email protected]

Corinne Noordenbos is a photographer and educator. Her contribution to education in the Netherlands has impacted on the development of photography internationally. Her former students are now at the forefront of contemporary practice and the development of the book form can be clearly celebrated in the work of former students like Rob Hornstra, Vivianne Sassen and WassinkLundgren amongst many others. Corinne was Head of Photography at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague until her retirement in April 2015. In 2014 she received an award from the Royal Photographic Society followed by received a Royal Dutch decoration in 2016 in honour of her work. She is known internationally known as an expert in photobooks and is a collector herself. She is currently working as a photographer and travelling around the world as an associate professor at many academies including the CAFA, the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, l 'University of Ulster in Belfast and L' Unicamp University Campinas in Brazil, as well as a frequent speaker at numerous international photography festival giving presentations, workshops and conferences.


Includes dinner on 19 MAR and lunches from 20 MAR through to 23 MAR

Accommodation is
not included


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