Spring Book Lab

Photobooks and artists’ books are increasingly the medium of choice for lens-based artists. Our recent exhibition, “Burning With Pleasure” (developed and curated by Archipelago) showcased dozens of examples of books and dummies that invited artists (and some of our own members) had made. The experimental nature of some of these books inspired many of us to think again about the myriad possibilities of the photobook.

This spring, we are running Spring Book Lab with Lewis Bush. Lewis’ work was included in ‘Burning With Pleasure’ and he was one of the speakers on our panel discussion. Lewis’ approach to the photobook is unconventional both in terms of design and distribution. Lewis will first challenge you to answer the question “Why a photobook? Why this body of work?” Once your purpose is clarified, you will work towards a dummy. Lewis will guide you through the process of editing, sequencing, designing and printing your dummy. Also as a part of the course, you will spend a day learning and practising several binding techniques. He will encourage you to broaden your definition of the photobook, to work experimentally, and to consider alternatives to traditional publishing routes.

The course will take place over seven weeks, with five Wednesday evening sessions with Lewis Bush and one Saturday session with Clare Bryan:

18:00 – 21:00 on Wednesday 8, 15 & 22 May and 5, 12 June
11:00 – 17:00 on Saturday June 1st

Photofusion Members receive a 15% discount on all courses. This is NOT available through our online booking system – to claim the discount please call us on 020 7738 5774.

Winter Book Lab