Photobook NZ is excited to offer a two-day international masterclass in which we will explore the processes of creating and publishing photobooks. Targeted for artists and photographers who have a photo-based project in development, the workshops offer opportunities for each participant to work through the process of how to turn their own body of work into a completed photobook.  

Presentations from international and New Zealand guests will explore approaches to concept development, editing and sequencing, design, funding and finding your audience.

Working one on one and in groups, the workshop experience is structured to enable the exchange of ideas and expertise with peers, as well as our international and NZ guests who are experienced photographers, photobook makers, publishers and designers; offering practical advice to support the development of projects and inspiration to progress them in new and surprising ways.

Masterclass teachers and facilitators will work across two groups. Places are limited to 10 participants in each.

Teachers and Facilitators:
Cristina de Middel (Spain)
Anna Brown (NZ)
David Cook (NZ)
+ more international and NZ guests to be confirmed in mid-November 2019.

Please register your interest in receiving further information about how to apply.
Enquiries to Jonathan Kay:

Teachers and Facilitators

Cristina de Middel | Spain

Cristina de Middel is a prolific and innovative photobook author. After ten years as a photojournalist, Cristina re-invented her practice, producing The Afronauts (2012), which explored the Zambian space program of the 1960s through staged re-enactments. Her work has received numerous editorial and arts awards. In 2017 Cristina became a Magnum nominee.

David Cook | NZ

David Cook is a photographer and senior lecturer based at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts. His published photobooks deal with communities in transition. Lake of Coal: The Disappearance of a Mining Township was a finalist in the 2007 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

(Above image: David Cook, from the forthcoming book; Jellicoe & Bledisloe.)


Anna Brown | NZ

Anna Brown is an award-winning designer and typographer. She is known for her collaborative approach to book design, exploring narrative forms. Her personal research interests sit within an established discipline of innovative book design. Through projects with visual artists and musicians, she investigates the concept of the expanded book in a digital age.