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Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Dip into the world of photo storytelling in this narrative photo books workshop at Merton Abbey Mills.
In this class
In this class, you'll use photographs - either your own or sourced elsewhere - to make a narrative photo book. The book will not necessarily have to follow a linear order, and experimentation will be encouraged. You'll design the narrative first, sequence the photographs, and then bind them together yourself using a simple 'pamphlet stitch' book-binding method.
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Participants are asked to bring their own photographs to use. You'll leave with a photo book you've created yourself, bound and all: a corporeal story to hold in your hands.
The photography gurus at National Geographic have labelled the striking 'Afghan Girl' as one of the world's most iconic photographs. Published in 1985 by Steve McCurry, the photo of a 12-year-old Afghani girl taken in a refugee camp during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan is famous for the girl's piercing eyes and the story behind them. Just one example of the type of narratives photos can tell.
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Run by artist Chloe Spicer, Object Book is an experimental book arts studio in Merton that puts on artist workshops and events.
Object Book is an alternative book makery and book arts studio, in residency at Merton Abbey Mills: a converted, 18th-century textile factory in Merton. The studio is run by Chloe Spicer, an artist, library curator and book lover trained in the art of handling rare books and archival materials. Check out Chloe's workshops to learn all manner of things from sculpting books into unique art pieces and making your own paper to using books as instruments!
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