Master Class Book Critique with Gerhard Steidl
Master Class: Book Critique with Gerhard Steidl
Friday, December 8, 2017; 3:00pm-4:30pm
$150 HCP Members / $180 Regular Price
Class Size: 12 individuals
In conjunction with the Robert Frank Exhibition at HCP, the Learning Center is very excited to offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to have your photobook critiqued by printer, designer and master publisher, Gerhard Steidl.
This critique is for individuals who have already printed a photobook (Blurb book, self-published, or publishing house...OR, a completed, bound prototype of a book). Together with the participating individuals Gerhard will make observations about each book and give advice how they could be improved/refined & strengthened.
This class is perfect for anyone who is in the final stages of editing their book, has recently published a book, or is in the process of revising a book edition.
What to bring:
Printed and bound photobook for critiqing
Paper and pen for notes
Born in Göttingen in 1950, Gerhard Steidl began working as a printer and designer in 1968. Soon the customers of his screen-printing workshop included Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers and Nam June Paik, among other well-known artists. In 1972, the first Steidl book Befragung der documenta (Questioning documenta) was published. From political non-fiction he then expanded into literature and selected books on art and photography.
In 1994 Steidl launched its international photobook program. Today it includes some of the world’s most renowned photographers and artists including Joel Sternfeld, Bruce Davidson, Robert Frank, Robert Adams, Karl Lagerfeld, Lewis Baltz, Dayanita Singh, Ed Ruscha, Roni Horn and Juergen Teller, to name but a few.
Over the decades Steidl at Düstere Strasse 4 in Göttingen has become one of the most respected printers in the international publishing world. Whether photography, art, fashion or literature, it is Steidl’s goal to realize the dreams and goals of artists and authors, and to create art in book form.
Gerhard Steidl is furthermore active as a curator, conceiving and producing photography exhibitions worldwide.
Image credit: Gerhard Steidl by Robbie Lawrence, 2017