Masterclass with Stephen Dupont and Marshall Weber
Creating Photo/Artists’ Books in the Twenty-first Century
Centre for Contemporary Photography. Fitzroy
14 & 15 February 2015
21 & 22 February 2015
Artist/Journalist Stephen Dupont and Artist/Curator Marshall Weber bring over fifty years of experience in innovative photography based artists’ books design, production and distribution to this two weekend workshop. Both are award winning practitioners in their fields whose artworks are in collections around the world including: the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Australian War Memorial Museum, the Pompidou Center, the Library of Congress, and the Berlin Kunstbibliothek. A charismatic and dynamic teaching duo, Dupont and Weber have worked together for eight years on projects for numerous museums and libraries around the world including the New York Public Library, the National Marine Museum, and the Dodd Center for Humanities.
Focusing on the multi-platform and multi-media environments within which photography and book design exist in the 21st Century, they will present a sweeping survey of innovative approaches to trade, independent and self publishing. Using both popular and extremely rare artists’ book as examples in a hands on workshop the first weekend session will explore the myriad possibilities for the photographic book form ranging from hand printed unique artists books to cutting edge limited edition hybrid media books to innovative trade publications. Participants will be asked to develop a rough mock-up of a photography based artists’ book or detailed concept proposal to present at the second session.
The second workshop weekend will provide feedback on participent’s projects and explore the details of funding, production and distribution of photography based artists’ books. An emphasis on professional development and rigorous aesthetic and concept analysis, makes this workshop the perfect opportunity for collectors, curators, and professional photographers and artists to examine and then explode the limitations of their creative paradigms and practices.