Tomasz Laczny

The aim of this 2 days  intensive online workshop is to explore ideas about photobooks and create draft of digital photobook. We will be focusing on the following aspects of book making: editing, sequencing, designing, bookmaking.

Date: 13-14 of APRIL 2023, 14:00-17:00 UK time

Place: online

Cost: £190

Number of participants: max 10, min 6


"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

more testimonials

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. 

Detailed schedule.

13 April SATURDAY start 14:00 UK time

14:00 - 14:30 -- introduction of the tutor, introduction to
photobook making, samples of handmade books
14:30 - 15:00 -- short introduction of the projects of each
15:00 - 15:30 -- introduction to editing, visual narration
15:30 - 17:00– editing (group and individual)

14 April SUNDAY start 14:00 UK time

14:00 - 15:00 -- stitching exercises
15:00 - 16:30 -- individual work on a book dummy.
16:30 - 17:00 -- 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. 

Cancellation Policy:

Full refund for cancellations made three weeks before the workshop.

  • No refunds for cancellations within three weeks of the workshop.
  • Registration transfer to a waitlisted person possible up to one week before the workshop.
  • Workshop cancellation by us entitles you to a full refund.
  • Workshop fee non-transferable to other services or workshops.
  • Registration implies agreement with this policy.
  • Contact us for questions or clarifications.

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