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Self-Publish & Design Your Own Photo Book – Level I with Elizabeth Avedon (Online Learning – Four Sessions)

  • November 12, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 19, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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© Photo by Elizabeth Avedon


Online Learning Class

There is a rich history of self-published authors including Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King and Mark Twain. Now that artists are able to produce their own hardcover and softcover books online at a relatively low cost, self-publishing has become a popular alternative for photographers.

This workshop will cover the basic principles of designing your own photography book. Drawing on over thirty years of experience, Elizabeth Avedon will demonstrate the bones of creating a successful photography book including editing, sequencing, typography and interior and cover design. We will explore what comprises good design from bad, developing a framework for the participant to build upon with their own book project, and briefly discuss the self-publishing companies available.

Each participant should bring 12-15 related images for sequencing and discussion of design considerations, including one possible cover image.

The last class session will be devoted to a 20-minute, individualized, one-on-one meeting with each student.

This course is strictly limited to 10 participants.

Student Testimonials:
“Elizabeth Avedon freely shares her wealth of experience and knowledge of book design. Her sequencing and editing advice is honest yet supportive which makes for a very productive experience. From day one, she knows everyone’s work and addresses their individual goals. I highly recommend any class with her.” – Rita Nannini

“I love the edit that came out of our work — it really brought everything together. I truly appreciate it. You have the most sensitive aesthetic and an amazing eye.” – Hana Iverson

Elizabeth Avedon ( has a rich history in photography, collaborating with museums, publishing houses, galleries and artists. She has received awards and recognition for her photography exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book: “Avedon: 1949-1979″ for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; and “Richard Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. Former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, Elizabeth is a regular contributor to’L’Oeil de la Photographie’ profiling notable leaders in the world of Photography. Elizabeth also teaches ‘Book Design + Branding’ in the Masters in Digital Photography program at The School of Visual Arts, New York.

NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest 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

Four Sessions
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, November 12-20, 9 am – 12 pm, PST
Enrollment Limit: 10 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $775

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