Workshop with Calin Kruse | Deadline for applications

March 3, 2017

Dear everyone, I'm happy to run a photobook workshop from 20 - 26 of March at FUAM in Istanbul / Turkey!

Editing, Sequencing and Design of a Photobook

For any photographer, the recording of images is the first part of their journey with a story. The process that begins after the camera has been put down is often more challenging. The photographer is required to reflect, to speak and even to write so that their work can have a full life.

In this workshop, it is this life and afterlife that we will be concerned with. This workshop is about the creation of photobooks on the one hand, as well as about rethinking your work in the context of a photobook on the other hand. Calin will work closely with the participants in the production and presentation of a book from their own photo projects over the course of five days, focusing on design, editing, sequencing and the importance of materials in the production of photobooks.

This workshop will put emphasis on the creation of a final product but the language used in the project’s ultimate presentation to audiences will also be discussed and developed.

The workshop culminates with each participant creating a photobook dummy.

About Calin Kruse

Calin Kruse studied Graphic-Design. He is the founder and maker of the photo magazine dienacht and of dienacht Publishing, and is a photographer by himself. Calin is also a curator, holds guest talks, lectures, makes workshops (Vienna/Austria, Berlin/Germany, Leipzig/Germany, Lagos/Nigeria, Georgetown/Malaysia, …) on photobook design and reviews portfolios.

dienacht and dienacht Publishing have received several awards for its publications: Best German Photobook Awards, Best Books of the Year, Shortlist at the Paris Photo – Aperture Award, a range of LeadAwards.


10 participants will be chosen to the workshop, 5 from foreign countries and 5 from Turkish Republic citizens.

There’s no age limit to apply to the workshop. All international photobook lovers can apply.

The workshop will be held in English.

A pre-selection of pictures from the project with no more than 80 images.

Working prints for editing (all the ones you’d like to work with). Printing quality and size is not an issue for working prints. Any material that can be potentially incorporated into the finished work (special paper/leather/material, text, drawing, stills etc).

There’s no need to know indesign, there will be an operator to help you at FUAM. Also its not necessary to bring your own laptop, there are enough computers with all the software you needed (in english) for you to work in the FUAM Computer Lab.

In the last two days of the workshop there will be a book binder to teach and help you to make the sewing, binding and the cover of the dummies.

Note: Participants who are working with film material should bring the scanned and the retouched files when they’re chosen to participate to the workshop.

To apply to the workshop please fill in the online application form and send your projects via wetransfer to, for any inquiries you can contact to FUAM with the e-mail:

You can apply with more than one project.

Istanbul, Turkey

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