15th June 2015 / IC-Visual Lab / Limited places


IC-Visual Lab is hosting a one-day workshop as part of PHOTOBOOK BRISTOL 2015 program. From our experience, we have found extremely valuable when people shares all the details they have gone through during their self-publishing process: the do’s and the dont’s, fundraising strategies, problem-solving, promotion…. There is not a unique recipe for self-publishing a photobook but listening to some case studies will give you a broader view of this process gaining invaluable and useful knowledge.




CarolynCarolyn Drake

Between 2007 and 2013, Carolyn pursued two photography projects in Central Asia. The first, “Two Rivers,” explores the shifting borders, histories, and life systems in the geographic spaces between Aghanistan, Iran, Russia, and China. The second project is an amalgem of photographs, drawings, and embroideries made in collaboration with Uyghurs in western China. Framed between passages from Nurmuhemmet Yasin’s story “Wild Pigeon,” it is presented as an allegory about Uyghurs and about the world. Both projects, self published in book form in 2013 and 2014, aim to question dominant notions of reality in the western view and to search for alternatives. Her experiments with photography and collaboration continue in her works-in-progress in Ukraine and the United States.

Carolyn is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright fellowship, the Lange Taylor Documentary Prize, a World Press Photo award, and was a finalist for the Santa Fe Prize. She has exhibited at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Third Floor Gallery, Somerset House, and Open Society Institute, among other venues, and has taught photo workshops and delivered lectures internationally.




Nicólo Degeorgis Nicolo

Nicoló Degiorgis is a photographer trained in documentary traditions who most often works in series. He interned at Magnum Photos in Paris for six months and was awarded a 2008/09Fabrica fellowship, Benetton’s communication research centre in Treviso (I). In 2009 he became a researcher on immigration issues at the University of Trieste and was granted a one year artist-residency in Venice at the art foundation Bevilacqua La Masa. In the same year he joined photo agency Contrasto and engaged in an intense period of editorial assignments for major international magazines, documenting various events, from art biennales to the Arab Spring. In 2011, the US photo magazine Photo District News ranked him among the thirty emerging photographers to watch. Since 2013 he teaches photography inside the prison of Bolzano. He is a founding member of Zona, an association that develops projects to raise social awareness, of the design collective Institute of Friends and of the independent publishing house Rorhof. His last publication Hidden Islam was winner of the Book Award 2014 at Les Rencontres d’Arles. Winner of the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2014. This publication was followed by Hidden Islam – 479 Comments to continue the discussion.




Rudi Thoemmes Rudi


Rudi Thoemmes is a publisher, collector and book seller based in Bristol. ventures in antiquarian books and publishing. German-born Bristolian Rudi Thoemmes established RRB Photobooks to share his passion for interesting, rare and out of print photobooks. Rudi is also the main driving force behind Photobook Bristol.




Colin Pantall Colin

Colin Pantall is photographer, writer and lecturer based in Bath, England. He started his photographic career living the freelance lifestyle doing travel, environment and arts stories in Europe and Asia. In 2004, he started an MA in Documentary Photography and started writing on photography for publications like the Far Eastern Economic Review, the British Journal of Photography, Journal, PhotoEye… He is Senior Editor at Multistory.






The workshop is open to professional photographers and skilled amateurs interested in publishing their own photography book. It aims people who are at different stages in the book making: project angle definition, photographs selection, sequencing/editing, designing, or production.




There are not any essential requirements to attend this workshop but the interest in learning some tips from experienced self-publisher photographers and other professionals on HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR OWN PHOTOBOOK.

Participants will be able to bring their own book projects for a final discussion with the workshop facilitators.



More information coming soon.




Learning from experienced photographers and other professionals how to face the process of self-publishing (idea, editing, funding strategies, promotion…)  as well as having some feedback on your personal book project. 






DATE: 15th of June 2015. 10am to 5pm


ADDRESS: 13 West Street Bristol BS2 0BH

Price: £68 (£60 ICVL MEMBERS)

Limited capacity

If you have further questions please drop us an email to info@icvl.co.uk