The director of the course explained the most authorial processes, such as the edition of the original idea of that book and the selection and sequencing of the images that each of the authors has of the photographs, to later move on to the design aspects, such as choosing the right type of paper to capture in that format. After these steps, the photographer has referred to issues related to the pre-printing and printing of that book to finally finish with the binding of the book.
“We have done a somewhat practical tour, so that they know the problems that can arise and have an overview of the processes when making a book,” explained the director of the course. As a result of this tour, the students have created their own photobook model from the archive of photographs that they have each brought with them.
Viver was “pleasantly surprised” by the students’ performance: “I didn’t expect us to reach such good levels, and besides, a few excellent projects have been created”. As the photographer explained, among the students selected to take the course, “some have been working on a photographic project for years and have come here with the idea of making a book of that project” and, therefore, they had already had a long journey before arriving at the course “which was the moment when everything came together”.
The course ended with a closing ceremony in which the director of the course and the director of University Services of the UIMP, Ignacio González, took part.
Photographs: Juan Manuel Serrano | UIMP 2018