The proposition of the International Photobook Course surfaced in the wake of the European Master of Fine Art Photography, a referential course based on the excellence of its faculty and the focus of an artistic project in the European environment.
In the case of the International Photobook Course, the final project consists of a Dummy version of the book for an international target audience with support from prominent figures in the Photobook sector, international artists, and theorists of high academic standing.
*Designer or Photographic and Artistic Literature
A fundamental element of the didactic course is its orientation towards the personal project which focuses on a mock-up fit for publication. Close interaction between students and faculty marks the entire process and is considered to be one of the most enriching aspects of the program. The class includes the discussion of texts, images, and videos; design, image, concept, and production analysis; individual and group works.
Schedule: Flexible hours as required for the workshops. Preferably from 15:00 to 18:30 h
Language: Classes will be held in English (in the event of holding any activity in Spanish, silmutaneous translation into English will be available).
* The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master issues private degrees.
- Familiarity with the historical and current method of photographic production, the Photobook’s themes and collections, artistic applications, cultural value, roots in historical photography and art history, and its passage and limitations.
- Knowledge of the principal theories in practice, singular and serial examples of artist books, limited editions and books by independant publishers.
- Direct and personal interaction with the most respected photographers and theorists in the field.
- Familiarization with curatorship, collections, conservation and presentation, issemination of Photobooks.
- Reflect on the role of the Photobook in comparison with documentary, fiction, travel literature, as well as biographies and essays.
- Experience what it means to create a mock-up and Dummy fit for publication.
- Promote the final project through our contributing partners, with the ends of publication and distribution.
- Enter into the world of the Photobook through a network of professors, students, collaborators, institutions, and the program’s directors.
- Designer or Photographic and Artistic Literature
- Creative Director
- Art Director
Moritz Neumüller, is a Barcelona-based curator, educator and writer in the field of Photography and New Media. He has worked for institutions such as MoMA New York, La Fábrica Madrid and PhotoIreland Festival. He is the academic director of the Photo Department of IED Madrid, and a regular contributor to magazines such as European Photography, foam and Photoresearcher. Since 2010, he runs the The Curator Ship, an online resource for visual artists. Recent curatorial projects for Daegu Biennial (Korea), Photobook Week Aarhus (DK), and The Birmingham Library (UK).
Artist & Curator
Born in 1952 in Epsom, United Kingdom. In the face of the constantly growing flood of images released by the media, his photographs offer us the opportunity to see the world from his unique perspective. As a result, his photographs are original and entertaining, accessible and understandable. He also works as a curator, specialized in photobooks.
Artist & Curator
Born in 1955 in Barcelona, Spain. Is a conceptual artist whose best-known works, such as Fauna and Sputnik, examine the truthfulness of photography. In addition, he is a writer, editor, teacher, and curator.
Artist & Publisher
Born in 1951 in Braunschweig, Germany. He studied Economics and Communications and, in 1979, founded European Photography, an independent art magazine for contemporary photography and new media. Müller-Pohle’s works have been widely published and exhibited and are included in numerous private and museum collections worldwide.
Born in 1967 in Stuttgart, Germany. He worked in Düsseldorf as a commercial photographer until 1991. He then attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, studying with Bernd and Hilla Becher, until 1997. In 2007–08, Esser turned his attention to the wharfs and sea cliffs of the United States.
Born in 1954 in Lyon, France. He teaches at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was founder and director of the journal Photographies (1982-1985), and General Counsel of Documenta X (1997). Since 1987 he has curated international exhibitions as Another Objectivity (1989), Walker Evans and Dan Graham (1992), Craigie Horsfield, Art and Utopia. L’Acció restricted (2004), among others.
Final projects of our students
Workshop with Beat Streuli
Workshop with Martin Parr
Workshop with Roberto Vidal
Postgraduate Course in International Photobook
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- Type of course : Continuing study programs
- Language : English
- School: Visual Communication
- IED Credits: 15
- Start date: September 2017
- Duration: 4 months
- Timetable : Afternoon-Evening flexible según necesidades de los talleres. Preferentemente de 15.00 a
18.30h. Los talleres tienen una duración de uno a ocho días, con una frecuencia
semanal o quincenal.
- Attendance: in-person
- Qualification: Private al término del curso se entregará un certificado acreditativo por
haber realizado y superado satisfactoriamente el mismo.
- Directed to : Fotógrafos, diseñadores de libros, artistas del sector fotográfico o
del libro. Titulados en Bellas Artes, en Comunicación Audiovisual o Publicidad,
en Periodismo, en Historia del Arte o Humanidades que quieren especializarse
en la teoría y práctica del libro fotográfico.
- Admission process : · Currículum vítae
· Carta de motivación
· Entrevista con el director del máster.
- Enrollment rate: 900 €
- Course Fee: 2000 €