Sasha Wolf: Photo Books from Start to Finish

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 9 am – 4 pm

1821 W Hubbard, Ste. 207, Chicago, IL 60622

Tickets $325 HERE

Location: Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 E Walton Place

How do you know when a body of work is ready to turn into a book project? And will it even make a good book? How do you start? Where do you end? How many pictures should be included? Do you need or want text? What is sequencing? Who might publish it and who pays for what? Is getting a book published going to propel your career forward?  The list of questions goes on and on. In this full-day workshop, Sasha Wolf will answer these questions and many more.

Photo dealer, curator and book editor, Sasha Wolf, of Sasha Wolf Projects, will guide participants through the complex eco-system of photo-book publishing and guide participants through small group critiques. Participants will leave the workshop armed with the fundamental knowledge of what it takes to get a book deal, who the players in the publishing field are- both large and small- and ready to analyze their own practice and projects to determine if they are ready for a book.

Participants should plan to bring 1-2 bodies of completed, or nearly completed, projects – prints only.  Prints should be sized 4×6 or 5×7. Sasha will be guiding participants through group critiques of each other’s work and is available for individual portfolio reviews on Saturday, September 21. 

Sasha Wolf represents emerging and mid-career, fine art photographers.  After running the influential New York photo gallery, Sasha Wolf Gallery, for 10 years, Sasha transitioned back to a private/pop-up model in 2017. Sasha continues her work to place her artist’s photographs in important private and public collections, edit and support their various book and magazine publications and curate and support their exhibitions. Additionally, Sasha works with a larger group of artists as a book and project editor and on other professional practices. Sasha is currently completing a book of interviews, to be published by Aperture in Fall 2019,  with many of today’s most important photographers. Sasha reviews and judges work for leading art institutions, universities and fairs numerous times a year and lectures and conducts artist’s workshops around the country on professional practices and project development.

This workshop is limited to 18 participants.


Image: courtesy of and © Rachel Boillot from her book Moonshine, Daylight books ,2019.