"I took Tomasz Laczny’s online Photobookmaking workshop and it was far beyond what I expected. The course was well structured, easy to follow and just the right length and amount of students. Most importantly, Tomasz took great interest in our projects by helping brainstorm ideas for the organization, narrative and physical construction of the books. His demonstrations were clear and concise. Ultimately, his vast experience in the filed and willingness to sincerely share his knowledge makes this course an invaluable resource for anyone dreaming of creating an artist photo book.”
Sergio Gomez, MFA online participant 2021
"I attended Tomasz’ online bookmaking workshop in autumn 2021. It was an eye opener and a breakthrough in my approach to book making. I understood book making is much more than just sequencing images to tell a story, that the choice of paper, ways of folding and binding it, adding archival material, fabrics, threads, etc can take the story to the next level. I really appreciate Tomasz’ expert advice, willingness to experiment, attention to detail as well as the time and thought he put into understanding my project and helping to make it better. Thank you Tomasz!"
Anna Rolinska online participant 2021
"The workshop organized by Tomasz in 2018 was decisive in the development of my first photo book, for questions of editing, narrative intention and design. With dynamism and benevolence, he is attentive to listening and very attentive to the challenges of each project. With his deep reflexion about photo book, Tomasz is great for anyone who wants to embark on the (self) publishing adventure."
Elie Monferier -- Photoespania Book of the Year 2020
“This workshop with Tomasz allowed me to really put a new work in motion – his generous and precise insight brought a fresh dynamic as well as a new formal approach to the pictures. Since, the project has been shown in two exhibitions and has received a grant to produce the book!”
Matilda Holloway -- participant of 2019 workshop organised by Espace Saint-Cyprien Toulouse 2020
About the workshop
Participants are required to send by email about 20-30 pictures as well as text describing their project. Before the workshop the project will be discussed to find the best design solution for developing it later. The aim is that each participant will finish the workshop with a digital draft which could be developed further. We will also cover some technical aspects of making books with some practical exercises.
13 May SATURDAY start 09:00 UK time
09:00 - 09:30 -- introduction of the tutor, introduction to
photobook making, samples of handmade books
09:30 - 10:00 -- short introduction of the projects of each
10:00 - 10:30 -- introduction to editing, visual narration
10:30 - 13:00– editing (group and individual)
14 May SUNDAY start 09:00 UK time
09:00 - 10:00 -- stitching exercises
10:00 - 11:30 -- individual work on a book dummy.
11:30 - 13:00 -- final presentation of each person.
About the tutor
Tomasz Laczny -- visual artist and book maker. Loves to teach and learn about the process of creating photobooks. His recent photobook “Erna Helena Ania'' is part of the MoMA collection library. The book won silver medal at 2021 Tokyo International Foto Awards, bronze medal at 2021 International Photographers of the Year and has been finalist of 2021 International Photobook Award. The project is a winner of BUP book competition organised by Blow Up Press (2020). He is a winner of Reminders Photography Stronghold Grand (2020). His previous books have been shortlisted in many photographic festivals and shown internationally. His first photobook ”40/place which does not exist" received honorable mention at the Kassel Dummy Award in 2016. His recent designed book "Absentee" (author Sayuri Ichida) has been shortlisted for Prix Nadar Prize 2022. He has organised workshops about the subject of photobook making internationally.