On Location
Santa Fe

The Photographic Book

with Mark Klett

July 8 – 12, 2024

  • Tuition $1895.00
  • Materials Fee $95.00
  • Standard Deposit $400.00

Course Description

Thanks to technology and advances in book production, the photographic book, or photobook, has become an increasingly popular choice for photographers looking to feature and distribute their work. 

With 19 photobooks to his credit, Mark Klett works with participants to examine the current state of photographic book publishing while helping them create their own self-published photobooks. We delve into a wide range of topics, including how photographers are using the book form to make personal statements; a photobook’s physical characteristics; design considerations; image sequencing, and editing; types of printing and production methods; local and web-based resources; and various aspects of self-published and small-run photobooks.

Together we examine photobooks produced by contemporary publishers—and put aside plenty of time to work on our personal projects. Participants should be intermediate-to-advanced photographers who have at least one group of photographs they would like to publish in a book. Santa Fe is rich in resources related to photobooks, and we are joined by special guests who are immersed in the world of contemporary publishing. Throughout, Mark addresses each participant’s personal work and leads group feedback sessions.

Spend a week exploring the photobook as a vehicle for personal expression and a means of reaching new audiences for your work.

Additional Information

Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs, Professionals
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow

Special Notes:

In order to fully participate in sequencing exercises, participants should be prepared to bring small proofs of their images and digital files to print during class.

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.
One-of-a-Kind, Professional Development, Publishing
Mark Klett

Mark Klett is Regents’ Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, and the Japan/US Friendship Commission. His work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally for over 40 years and is held in more than 80 museum collections worldwide. Mark is the author of 19 photographic books, including Seeing Time, Forty years of PhotographsDrowned River: The Death and Rebirth of Glen Canyon on the ColoradoAfter the Ruins: Rephotographing the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire; and Third Views, Second Sights: A Rephotographic Survey of the American West

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