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The Simplicity and Complexity of Publishing a Photography Book: Should I Publish My Book (now)? with Melanie McWhorter (Webinar) – Oct 15

  • October 15, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

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The decision to publish a photography book and the book itself can be as complex or as simple as the artist may make it. The search for the ideal object for your photography should prompt a personal discussion that ranges from pragmatic to the philosophical – the process can be exciting and/or daunting and the earlier considerations should bring up many questions to ponder before setting out on the journey. Photobooks are indeed seductive, desirable objects beckoning each artist like a siren’s song. Yet, many artists need to consider the practical and realistic aspects of the book before and during the book project.

In this webinar, designed for those who are working on a book-worthy project, have a completed portfolio to publish, or are in the earlier stages of working on a book now (whether self-publishing or working with a publisher), Melanie McWhorter shares questions to ask yourself before publishing your book.

Melanie McWhorter ( has gained a reputation as a knowledgeable photography professional; has been interviewed about photography in numerous print and online publications including Lenscratch and NPR; curated exhibitions including Trust the Story at Baldwin Photographic Gallery; has reviewed portfolios at New England Portfolio Reviews, Photolucida, Review Santa Fe and PhotoNOLA; and taught and lectured at numerous venues including Santa Fe Workshops, PhotoNOLA, Maine Media, and University of North Texas. After moving to New Mexico in 1997, she managed the internationally recognized photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space until 2016. She consults at


Webinar – Online Learning Class via Zoom

This class is part of our Saturday “Webinar” series. These 90-minute online presentations, taught by leading leading professionals in the field, are designed to be informative and educational. A wide range of topics will be explored. Each webinar will end with Q&A from the audience.

A link for the Zoom webinar will be emailed to the 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

One Session
Dates: Saturday, October 15, 10-11:30 am PST
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $45 Non-Members;$35 Members

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