Narrative Photo Books Workshop

    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.

    Reading & Writing workshop

    2 hour workshop

    Beginners welcome

    Object Book, SW19


    What you'll learn

    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.

    Now you can

    • create unique and meaningful photo books to capture your own stories or to give as gifts
    • experiment with new storytelling forms and structures
    • get your photos off Instagram and into the real tangible world

    Keep / bring

    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.


    Did you know?

    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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    Class location

    Object Book, Merton

    Unit 12 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey Mills

    SW19 2RD

    London


    About your host, Object Book

    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!

    Find us:

    • Just a stone’s throw away from South Wimbledon and Colliers Wood stations.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.