The Well-Realized Book Project with Christian Patterson (Online Learning – Six Sessions)
Photo by Christian Patterson

The Well-Realized Book Project with Christian Patterson (Online Learning – Six Sessions)

  • March 1, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 8, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 22, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 29, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • April 5, 2022
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Online Learning Class via Zoom

The Los Angeles Center of Photography welcomes artist Christian Patterson for a new online workshop experience focusing on photography, concept, narrative and the book form.  As a class we will discover ways of combining all of these elements effectively in order to produce a well-realized book project.

Utilizing the essential steps of editing, sequence, layout and design, Patterson will share insights into the creative process behind his critically-acclaimed and influential books including Redheaded Peckerwood and Bottom of the Lake. He will also share aspects of his current work, an ambitiously large, multi-year project called Gong Co. Patterson will share how he has guided his projects from conception to completion, and how his ideas are realized as books that utilize various aspects of the codex and overall book form.  Finally, Patterson will identify the essential steps to successful photographic bookmaking and share thoughts on best practices, and when rules should be broken.  There will be time spent on group critique and feedback with individual, private sessions arranged between the instructor and each student.

“My class has a few simple but important goals: to step outside ourselves for a moment, to consider our own work and processes in relation to the book form in new, different complementary and effective ways and, most importantly, to move each other forward.” – Christian Patterson

This course is strictly limited to 12 students.

Christian Patterson ( Christian Patterson was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and lives in New York, New York. His conceptually grounded, narratively driven, visually layered work has been described as novelistic, subjective documentary of the historical past, and often deals with themes of the archive, authorship, memory, place and time. It includes photographs, drawings, paintings, objects, video and sound. Patterson is the author of three books, including the critically-acclaimed, award-winning Redheaded Peckerwood (2011, Recontres d’Arles Author Book Award) and Bottom of the Lake (2015). Patterson is a Guggenheim Fellow (2013) and winner of the Grand Prix Images Vevey (2015). His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and J. Paul Getty Museum among others. He has lectured, mentored and taught widely. He is represented by Rose Gallery, Santa Monica and Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin.

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

Six Sessions
Dates: Tuesdays, March 1 – April 5, 9-11 am PST
Enrollment Limit: 12 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $775




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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