The Photobook Workshop is all about the creation of photobooks, from initial concept through curation, sequencing, layout and design to eventual production and marketing.

Comprising of an intensive one week collaborative workshop, the course will cover the varied contemporary publishing models, from indie zines to high quality luxury editions, from traditional photography books to avant-garde photobooks that push the boundaries of the publishing medium.

The course mentors will work in close collaboration with the participants to create a book from one of their own photo projects and will cover concept ideation, image curation, sequencing, layout, design, material selection, binding techniques as well as essential aspects of production, distribution and marketing.

This Photobook Workshop is designed for photographers with a completed photo project by the time the course begins and provides a great opportunity to test different book editing approaches before committing to print.

Presented and hosted by Fotogalleriet, the Photobook Workshop will be led by Nicholas McLean, founder of the independent photobook publisher Éditions du LIC, and Alessandro Calabrese (art photographer, FOAM TALENT and Professor in the Master Program in Photography and Visual Design at NABA, Milan).


Dates: Monday to Friday, 02-06 April 2018
Location: Fotogalleriet, Møllergata 34, Oslo 0179, Norway
Available Places: 10 participants

Price of Course: 8700, - kr


For more info: [email protected]


Following the success of the first Art & Publishing Mentor Program run by Nicholas McLean (Founder/Publisher at Éditions du LIC) and Alessandro Calabrese (FOAM TALENT 2015 and Professor at the Master Program in Photography and Visual Design at NABA, Milan), Fotogalleriet is proud to host a photobook workshop.

Éditions du LIC is an independent publisher specialising in the creation of provocative contemporary titles by emerging and established avant-garde photographers. Founded in 2012, Éditions du LIC operates as a collective, bringing together photographers, designers and writers to produce limited edition artist books.

Titles published by Éditions du LIC are regularly exhibited at major international photography events and sold in leading bookshops, galleries and museums around the world.

Alessandro Calabrese was born in Trento, Italy and graduated in Landscape Architecture from IUAV in Venice before gaining a Master in Photography and Visual Design at NABA in Milan.

His first artist residency, in the Aosta Valley, gave rise to his first publication Thoreau(Skinnerboox, 2014). A Drop in the Ocean - Sergio Romagnoli, a collaboration with Milo Montelli, was published by Éditions du Licin 2014 and exhibited at the festival Fotografia Europeain Reggio Emilia.

In 2015 he participated in Fotomuseum Winthertur’s annual Plat(t)form, an international portfolio review aimed at promoting young emerging photographers. His third book, Die Deutsche Punkinvasion(Skinnerboox, 2015), was exhibited at Fotopub Festival2015 in Novo Mesto, Slovenia and at the BredaPhoto Festival2016, Netherlands.

Selected among the 21 emergent talents in international photography by FOAM Magazinein 2015 with A Failed Entertainment, he participated group shows at Unseen Photo Fair & Festival (Amsterdam), Atelier Néerlandais (Paris) during Paris Photo, De Markten (Bruxelles) and Beaconsfield Gallery during Photo London (London).

Since 2016 he has been represented by the gallery Viasaternain Milan, where his work A Failed Entertainmentwas exhibited as part of the collective exhibition 2016 – On New Italian Photography(curated by Fantom) and was recently awarded the fifth edition of the Graziadei Prize. A Failed Entertainmenthad its first solo show at MACROMuseum in Rome during Fotografia, Festival Internazionale di Roma and was later exhibited at the festival Fotografia Europea within the collective exhibition Archivi del futuro. A Failed Entertainmentwas published in 2017 by Skinnerboox.

A new body of work called The Long Thingwas recently previewed at Viasaterna as part of a solo show called IMPASSE.


Fotogalleriet is delighted to start the new year with Photobooks Weeks from January 15th to February 15th. During this time the gallery will be turned into an inspiring reading lounge open to the public. The lounge will provide visitors with amazing books from our growing library collection as well as books and discounted goods from our bookshop. In addition to this Fotogalleriet will have exclusive events, including an inspirational photobook-workshop where you can make your own ideas come to life. The workshop will provide both practical information about sourcing materials, various techniques, but also guide its participants through how to develop their ideas into a final product.