Book Weekend at Radius with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

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Award-winning photographers and bookmakers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb will be joining David Chickey from Radius Books on March 22nd-24th for an intensive photobook workshop in Santa Fe.

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have edited seven books together — including Rebecca’s My Dakota, Alex’s The Suffering of Light, and their joint books Violet Isle and the upcoming Memory City. Designer David Chickey, Radius Books’ publisher and creative director, has designed photo books for more than 20 publishers and museums over the last 15 years. This weekend workshop is open to anyone who is passionate about a photography project that he or she has been working on—including serious amateurs and seasoned professionals, from documentary photographers to art photographers, from those photographing a theme, a place, or an issue to those working on a more personal series of photographs of family or friends. This workshop will help each participant learn how to take his or her project to the next level.

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Through individual assignments tailored for each participant, presentations, discussions, and an editing exercise, the Webbs and Chickey will explore a variety of book-related topics over this intensive weekend, including such issues as how to discover the heart of your photography project, how to edit and sequence a photo book intuitively, how to figure out what’s left to photograph for your project, how to choose a writer, title and cover image, how to work with a designer, what to expect when you go on press, and how prints in a book differ from prints on a wall.

To apply photographers must submit 10 small jpgs (72 dpi, 8 inches on longest side) or a link to your project online, and a short statement about the project (no more than 250 words), as a word doc to the Webbs: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com. Former Webb Workshop participants are invited to apply without submitting a formal application if Alex and Rebecca are familiar with your project. The workshop costs $500.

IF YOU ARE 27 OR YOUNGER AND WISH TO APPLY FOR A TUITION-FREE RADIUS BOOKS SCHOLARSHIP, PLEASE NOTE THIS IN YOUR APPLICATION.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Alex and Rebecca: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com, or visit the Magnum website.