f3 – Masterclass Making Books! 2023/2024

Nadine Barth 

16. September 2023 16. June 2024

The f3– MASTERCLASS MAKING BOOKS! is aimed at photographers and photo artists who are currently working on their own book project. It can still be in the early stages or already be advanced. The passionate bookmaker Nadine Barth, who advises, among others, the renowned art book publisher Hatje Cantz in the field of photography, accompanies the participants’ projects for 10 months.

The 10 teaching days (5 blocks of 2 days each) revolve around all aspects that are essential for the successful realisation of a book project: the editing, the story line, the text/image relationship, the design as well as the technical equipment of the book (papers, printing processes, bindings). Nadine Barth imparts her extensive knowledge of all questions of cooperation with publishers and self-publishing in a practical manner against the background of her experience in more than 25 years of work in the industry.

The aim of the f3– MASTERCLASS MAKING BOOKS! is to further develop the participants’ book projects in an intensive dialogue between the lecturer and the group. At the end of the masterclass, the participants will present the resulting books to a broad audience in the form of a presentation or a book dummy at f3freiraum für fotografie.

Nadine Barth, is a curator and publicist. She worked as a journalist and gallery owner for many years before founding her agency barthouse culture concepts for art and communication in 2006. She is the editor of over 100 publications on photography and fashion, e.g. Vanishing Landscapes, 2008; German Fashion Design, 2011; Daniel Josefsohn: OK DJ, 2014; Andres Serrano: Salvation, 2016; Jean Molitor: bau1haus, 2018; Roger Ballen: Elizaveta Porodina: Un-/ Masked“, 2022 and curated international exhibitions, most recently for Fotografiska New York: Miles AldridgeVirgin Mary, Supermarkets, Popcorn. Since 2013 she has been Consulting Editor for photographic art books at Hatje Cantz. Further information at: http://barthouse.de and https://www.hatjecantz.de – Instagram: @barthousberlin and @barthouseprojects.

SCOPE: 10 teaching days of 7 hours each, always Saturday/Sunday.
DURATION: September 2023 – June 2024
/17 September 2023
2/3 December 2023, 2/3 March 2024, the further dates will be arranged with the participants.
LANGUAGE: German + Englisch
COST: 1.200 €; VAT will not be charged due to § 4 Nr. 22 UStG.
PAYMENT: 800 € upon enrolment; 400 € before the second date.

APPLICATION: Deadline for application is 1 September 2023. Please send the following documents to masterclass@fhochdrei.org
– Curriculum vitae incl. documentation of previous projects, exhibitions, books, publications (max. 2 Din A4 pages).
– Exposé of the project you would like to realise within the framework of the f3– MASTERCLASS MAKING BOOKS! (max. 1 Din A4 page)

Photo: Closing event f3– MASTERCLASS MAKE BOOKS!, © fhochdrei, 2023.