Workshop 3/3 I The making of a Photobook, from the editing to the dummye
Workshops , Italy, Venezia, 07 December 2013

Venice I 7 – 8 december 2013


After the success of the books published in 2013, Salvatore Santoro’s Saluti da Pinetamare, also on show at Cortona on the Move, and Piergiorgio Casotti’s Sometimes I cannot smile, and Eleonora Calvelli’s In bloom 3/3 will hold an intensive 2 days workshop, 8 hours a day on the construction and editing of a photobook for photographers with a project to reflect and work on.

During the workshop we’ll talk about the basic peculiarities of a photobook, working on the processes of selection, sequencing and editing, and on the aspects related to the book structure: design, materials, and final dimensions, so to put up on a notebook as a first step to develop a maquette.

What to bring: partipants are asked to bring a 30-40 images portfolio, printed on max 20×20 cm paper and related to a single project, and a notebook where to work on the editing. Scissors and glue and possibly a laptop where to work on the digital files.


3/3 was founded in Roma by Chiara Capodici and Fiorenza Pinna with the aim to work on projects focused on the protean nature of the photographic image.

From 2009, 3/3 curated a series of exhibition and publications, such as Marco Lachi, Fabio Barile and Penny Klepuszewska, and organized workshops related to book making with Rinko Kawauchi, Anouk Kruithof, Rob Hornstra and Joachim Schmid. They curated Joel Sternfeld first solo exhibition in Italy and developed sitespecific projects such as The Sochi Project in Roma and Temporary? Lanscapes in L’Aquila. In 2010 3/3 started the project Little big press: an annual exhibition, a travelling library and a travelling bookshop devoted to self- and indipendent photobooks. From 2010 3/3 is part of MIA Fair (Milan) scientific board and responsible for the fair’s book sector. In 2011, 3/3 collaborated with Officine Fotografiche for the VI edition of Obbiettivo Donna. On the occasion of the X edition of Fotografia – Festival internazionale di Roma, they curated the group exhibition Mizu no Oto, with Asako Narahashi, Rinko Kawauchi, Lieko Shiga, Yumiko Utsu e Mayumi Hosokura, together with a focus on Japanese photobook.

In 2012, 3/3 curated together with Annalisa D’Angelo and Stefano Ruffa the exhibitions Lost&Found –Family photos swept by 3/11 East Japan (FotoGrafia XI) Tsunami e Life After Zero Hour (SI Fest and FotoGrafia XI) by Mastodon collettive (Massimo Mastrorillo and Donald Weber),they curated Daniele Cinciripini exhibition and artist book Vorrei tra le mie mani il tuo viso che è terra (come la terra (Fotoleggendo 2012) and designed Salvatore Santoro book, Saluti da Pineta a Mare.

3/3 started holding in 2012 a series of courses devoted to photobook history and editing at Officine Fotografiche, Roma. In 2013 they realized the book Sometimes I cannot Smile, by Piergiorgio Casotti, the book In Bloom, by Eleonora Calvelli (Postcart editions), and curated the exhibition Saluti da Pinetamare, by Salvatore Santoro (Cortona on the Move and Fotoleggendo).
3/3 is LAZLO magazine photoeditor.


For program and more details:

Giorgia Sarra I +39 347 9780 123 I

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Nico C Samary
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