Prototype. The “Dummy” Photo Book as Proof of Concept with Paul D’Amato (Online Learning – Four Sessions)
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Prototype. The “Dummy” Photo Book as Proof of Concept with Paul D’Amato (Online Learning – Four Sessions)

  • January 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • January 31, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 7, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • February 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Learning Class via Zoom

How do you go form a body of work that often takes years to produce to an object that someday, someone you’ve never met will hold in their hands? The truth is that every photography book goes through a series of iterations before arriving at the published object. Each version demonstrates what’s working, what’s missing, what’s redundant and what else, such as text and appropriated imagery, should also be considered. But they all start with that first “dummy” book that is both a proof of concept and a measure of completion.

This course will begin with looking each other’s on-going bodies of work and a discussion about how to refine what the work is about through editing and sequencing. We will look at a wide range of published books – from traditional to experimental; examine a range of conceptual and visual strategies; and consider various text and image relationships. We will learn the basics of InDesign and/or the book module in Lightroom so that at the conclusion of the workshop, the student will have their first “dummy” book which will guide them to finishing a body of work and then someday to publication.

This course is strictly limited to 10 students.


Paul D’Amato (http://pauldamato.com; IG:paul.damato) is the co-founder and co-editor of Skylark Editions, a limited edition photography publisher based in Chicago. He has also published four books of his own including Here/Still/Now which won the Lucie Book Prize; Rave; We Shall; Barrio and is currently working on his fifth monograph entitled Midway.

He has received Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council among others and his work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. He is a professor at Columbia College in Chicago where he teaches a book making course and is represented by the Stephen Daiter Gallery. He attended Boston Latin School, Reed College and received his MFA from Yale University School of Art.

NOTE: This is classified as a “Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.

A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees 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 info@lacphoto.org.

Four Sessions
Dates: Mondays, January 24 –  February 21, 9 am – 12 pm PST (no mtg 2/14)
Enrollment Limit: 10 students
Skill/Experience Level: Experience working with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Lightroom’s Book Module is recommended
Tuition: $675

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This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

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December 22, 2021
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December 22, 2021
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December 22, 2021
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December 22, 2021