Photography and the Book
The history of photography lists many instances in which photographs were presented in book form. The most memorable example being William Henry Fox Talbot’s book, The Pencil of Nature, made available to the public in 1844. In collaboration with the E.P. Taylor Library’s substantial collection of artist’s books, many incorporating photographs, students will be introduced to the creative potential of producing photo books utilizing digital technologies. Employing presentations and demonstrations students will gain first hand experience with regard to the conceptualization, the selection and editing, the processing and the sequencing of images used in the making of a book.
Materials for the first class are provided. Students will receive a list of required materials for the following classes. This course meets in the AGO's Weston Family Learning Centre. Participants must be 18 or older. Space is limited.