* The class covers a variety of contemporary publishing models, from the zine to the traditional perfect-bound photography book.
* Editing, sequencing and design are taught both theoretically and practically.
* The class also covers distribution and marketing options.
Laura El-Tantawy is British/Egyptian photographer, self-publisher, writer and experimental film-maker. She was born in Worcestershire, England and studied in Saudi Arabia, US and UK. She is currently living in London, UK. Her work is recognised for its uniquely lyrical and impressionistic eye on reality.
Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, including New Yorker, Afar Magazine, Le Monde, National Geographic, Time, New York Times, Huck and Foam Magazine to name a few.
Her self-published monographs have earned her multiple international accolades. Her first book, In the Shadow of the Pyramids was named one of the best photo books of 2015 by international book critics and photography collectors. It earned her the shortlist for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize – awarded annually to a living artist of any nationality who has made the most significant contribution to photography in Europe. The series was exhibited as a three-screen installation at the Photographer’s Gallery in London, UK and subsequently at the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation in Frankfurt, Germany.
In 2017, she successfully self-published her third monograph titled Beyond Here Is Nothing — a meditation on the poetic notion of home and belonging. Her fourth monograph will be released in 2018.