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Creating Your Own Photo Zine with Jeff Phillips (Online Learning – Three Sessions)

  • January 24, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 31, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 7, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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© Photo by Jeff Phillips


Online Learning Class via Zoom

A photo zine is most often a hand-made, self-published book that is easy and inexpensive to create. Zines offer exciting potential as a platform for creative expression and as a democratized platform that can help get your work out into the world.
Further, in the online age a photo zine can fulfill the desire to hold, feel, and sense a tangible art object. Photo zines can help artists raise awareness about their work, piercing through the daily digital noise. Making a photo zine can also help you test the waters if you plan to publish a photo book.
In this comprehensive course, creators at all skill levels will learn to design, construct, and publish a photo zine, while having a lot of fun during the process. Topics covered will include:
* Receive a tour of the zine universe, so that we can understand what’s possible

* Take a deep-dive into photozine design and construction, with easy-to-follow live demonstrations

* Get hands-on experience making a small book, including folding and binding techniques

* Learn to reinvigorate your stalled or unfinished bodies of work in a contemporary style

* Revitalize older bodies of work, transforming them with a contemporary format and style

* Receive quick-start templates that will have you making photozines by the end of the first session

* Learn how to make a zine using Photoshop, InDesign or Lightroom — or using no software at all

* Explore printing and publishing options for your zine, including using your home printer or commercial service

* Learn how distribute and sell your zines, to get them out into the world

Jeff Phillips ( is a photographer living and working in Chicago. He is resident artist for CPS Lives, documenting the lives of students in the Chicago public school system. Jeff serves on the executive board at Filter Photo, and since 2009 he’s helped produce the week-long Filter Photo Festival. He is the creator of the found photography exhibition, Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna. Jeff develops photography workshops, facilitates panel discussions and has presented work to audiences at Pecha Kucha, SPE, SXSW 2014, and other conferences and festivals.
NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest/Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest/Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.
A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees about one week prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at

Three Sessions
Dates: Tuesdays, January 24 – February 7, 10 am – 12 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $475

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