"Women of Tahrir" from "In the Shadow of the Pyramids" by Laura El-Tantawy 2005-2014

Self Publishing Photobook with Laura El-Tantawy

Designing, editing and publishing book projects

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GOAL

* 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.

BIOGRAPHY

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.

Program

Durant cette formation de quatre jours, chaque participant présente son/sa propre idée du cours et réalise ensuite son projet à l’aide d’un logiciel d’édition. L’atelier s’achève avec la présentation des livres photo fraîchement conçus.

Apr 10 - Apr 13, 2019
4 days in Paris - 1090 €
Early Bird 1030 €
before Jan. 10th

- Only 9 students will be admitted for each session. Students will be granted admission to the workshop based on a review of a selection of 10 of their photographs.

- The 1.090€ fee does not include transport, accommodation nor on the ground expenses. For participants coming from outside the European Union, please be aware that there is a bank fee when making the payments via bank transfer. In order to avoid them, you can use alternative systems such as Transferwise.

- In order to confirm your application, an advance payment of €100 is advised. Once the application is completed, we will send an email via PayZen to the participant in order to settle the payment. If the candidate is accepted, this amount will be deducted from the overall cost of the workshop.

- In case the participation is not confirmed, he will get a full pay back of the 100€ fee.

- If accepted, the participant will receive a course contract confirming the success of his application by email.

- To confirm registration, the participant must return this contract to us, signed, within ten days, along with payment of 30% of the cost of the workshop. The participant will also receive an invoice.

- The rest of the fee must be paid by the first day of the workshop at the latest.

- A dossier in order to get prepared for the workshop will be sent to the participant at least two weeks before the workshop begins.

- If you're willing to participate in more than one workshop, we do offer a 10% discount on the following workshops' price.

- Successful candidates will be expected to arrive with a large set of images and ready to create their book mock-up.

- Participants working digitally should bring their own laptops, and everything needed for digital editing and mock-up making.

- Participants are required to find their own accommodation in Paris. However Eyes in Progress will provide you with a list of affordable places.

- Photo books

- Projector and screen

- 1 MAC with photo editing software

- Professional A3 printer

- Photo paper

A technical assistant will be present during the workshop.

- The portfolios produced by each participant will be published on the site of Eyes in Progress.

- Mentors are photography experts such as a photo editors, journalists, creative directors, gallery curators, then will then critique these portfolios. The review, if written, will be published on the participant's page on Eyes in Progress.

- In case the participant does not want a portfolio review after the workshop, the workshop price can be reduced of 70€.

- Video interviews in which the students discuss their work, their motivation as photographers, as well as what they learned during the workshop will also be posted on the site. In case the participant is not willing to have his video online, we won't publish it, however, we do encourage to record the video anyways as a practical exercise on how to orally express himself as a photographer.

- Social media modules will be available in order to share the page with friends and contacts.

- Each participant will be awarded a certificate of completion of the course.

- The participants will be required to evaluate the workshop when it has been completed, to show their level of overall satisfaction and the extent of their acquisition of new skills. These evaluations will help us to improve our workshops.

- If the participant is not willing to have his profile online (portfolio, review, video), we will of course respect his decision and will not publish it.

- There will be two rounds of applications review:

> If you apply before February 8th 2019: successful applicants will be informed via email by February 10th 2019.

> If you apply after February 8th 2019: successful applicants will be informed via email by March 10th 2019.

It is possible that the workshop is completed with the first round of applications, in that case, the second round of applications will not be processed.

Applications will be open until March 8th 2019.

- In case the participant comes from far away and needs to make early travel arrangements regarding the workshop's date, we will study his request to review his application ahead of the official deadlines.

- Eyes in Progress reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 7 participants. Students will be given either a full refund or offered a place with an alternative photographer. In the event of a cancellation, students will be given at least 3 weeks advance notice. Eyes in Progress reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.

- If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, this must be confirmed in writing:

. Eyes in Progress will reimburse all the registration costs except for the €100 administrative fee, if the participant informs Eyes in Progress of cancellation at least 3 weeks before the first day of the workshop. Beyond this time limit, Eyes in Progress will charge the following:

. 50% of the cost if cancelled between 6 and 20 days before the workshop commences.

. 100% of the cost if cancelled less than 5 days before the workshop commences.

. All workshops that are commenced but not completed through the fault of the participant need to be paid in full.

- Eyes in Progress is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case a workshop is cancelled. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance.