On Location
Santa Fe

From A to Zine: A Super Fun Five-Day Photo Zine Deep Dive

with Jeff Phillips

July 1 – 5, 2024

  • Tuition $1995.00
  • Materials Fee $195.00
  • Standard Deposit $400.00

Course Description

Photo zines, handcrafted and self-published, offer a versatile platform for creative expression. Easy to make and distribute, they serve as unique book art, effective promotional tools for exhibitions, personalized calling cards for networking with curators, and items that can be sold via subscriptions or in bookstores

Join Jeff Phillips for this intensive five-day workshop in the book haven of Santa Fe, designed to guide creators of all skill levels through the complete process of crafting photo zines. We kick off our exploration with an engaging tour of the expansive photo zine world, exploring the newest releases by established and emerging photographic artists.

During this energizing program, participants engage in demonstrations, class discussions, hands-on construction, and hand-sewn binding exercises, developing their personal vision for photo zines. By the workshop’s conclusion, each attendee designs, sequences, edits, prints, and hand-binds at least three photography zines. These handcrafted book objects serve as artistic creations and effective tools for impressing clients and gaining exposure in the arts community.

This workshop caters to individuals seeking to broaden their artistic range and delve into innovative methods for presenting their photographic work.

Whether you aim to boost visibility for your portfolio, revitalize a stagnant project, or explore self-publishing before committing to a traditional photobook, this workshop with Jeff guides you in enhancing your skills and certainty in the self-publishing realm. Uncover the simplicity of sharing your work with the world!

Additional Information


This workshop is open to anyone interested in learning about and creating photo zines.

What You Should Know:

The workshop is designed to provide awareness, techniques, resources, and knowledge of the genre of handmade photographic Zines. No prior experience in zine making is required.

Activity Level:
To get the most from your workshop experience, participants should be in good physical (mobility, stamina) and mental health. Come prepared for the high elevation of Santa Fe, long days, and seasonal weather including high temperatures. You must be able to carry your own photographic and personal gear at all times, both on campus and on location. You are responsible for being open and honest about your physical fitness, and we reserve the right to remove you from the workshop if we find your fitness to be less than that which you have described.

Participants are responsible for making their own housing arrangements in Santa Fe. On-campus accommodations are not currently available.

Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner at the Friday evening Image Presentations, and daily beverage service.
Book Making, One-of-a-Kind, Publishing
Jeff Phillips

Jeff Phillips is a photographic artist and educator living in Chicago, Illinois. He is interested in exploring new methods for sharing and exhibiting photographs—with a focus on zine making, public projections, and immersive visual installations. He serves as Board President for Filter Photo, and since 2009 has helped produce the annual Filter Photo Festival. His work has been featured in more than 50 solo and group exhibitions. Jeff holds an MA in Photography and a BA in Technology from DePaul University.

Website: jeffphillips.me

Instagram: @jeffphillips

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