Nadine Barth steht neben einem Bücherstapel. Masterclass Bücher machen!


Nadine Barth 

28. September 2024 30. June 2025

The f– 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 f– 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 f– freiraum 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. Further information at: – Instagram: @barthouseberlin and @barthouseprojects.

SCOPE: 10 teaching days of 7 hours each, always Saturday/Sunday.
DURATION: September 2024 – June 2025
September 28/29, 2024
November 23/24, 2024; March 15/16, 2025; May 24/25, 2025; the fifth date will be arranged with the participants individually
LANGUAGE: German + Englisch
PARTICIPANTS: 12 at a max
COST: 1.400 €; VAT will not be charged due to § 4 Nr. 22 UStG.
PAYMENT: 900 € upon enrollment; 500 € before the second date.

APPLICATION: Deadline for application is 1 September 2024. Please send the following documents to
– 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 f– MASTERCLASS MAKING BOOKS! (max. 1 Din A4 page)