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Solo Exhibition + Workshop

»Good Goddamn«

Bryan Schutmaat

Good Goddamn tells a nominally simple story. Shot over a period of a few days in February 2017, in Leon County, Texas, Good Goddamn documents, in only twenty-seven photographs, the last few days of freedom of Schutmaat’s friend Kris before he went into prison. As this is a book of hints and half-lights, the spaces between the pictures being as important, so to speak, as the pictures themselves, we are not informed of the crime that led to Kris’s incarceration, nor the duration of the sentence. But the fact he was not in custody possibly suggests that the misdemeanour was not serious, although the psychological weight of the book perhaps points to the opposite.
Text by Gerry Badger from his review for 1000 Words

Bryan Schutmaat is a Texas-based photographer whose work has been widely exhibited and published in the United States and abroad. He has won numerous awards, including the Aperture Portfolio Prize and an Aaron Siskind Fellowship, among many others. His first monograph, Grays the Mountain Sends, was published by the Silas Finch Foundation in 2013 to international critical acclaim. His most recent publication, Good Goddamn, was released in 2017 by Trespasser Books. Bryan’s photos can be found in the collections at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Hood Museum at Dartmouth, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Photography Book Workshop
with Bryan Schutmaat

Hosted by Kominek Books

2 days workshop exploring the photo bookmaking process. The workshop is designed for photographers who have a photo based project in development that they want to turn in to a completed photobook. Bryan Schutmaat will make an introduction and give an insight in to his working process. He will be assisted by Misha Kominek who has published and edited books by Alec Soth, Rinko Kawauchi, Viviane Sassen and others under his imprint Kominek Books. We will be looking at each participant’s works in group and in individual sessions. Finding solutions and help each participant to define his own ideas around creating a successful book. There will be one to one sessions addressing all the issues regarding concept, editing, sequencing and design. Focusing on how to find and develop your own narrative and story telling. We will also look in to what are the best technical solutions regarding printing, size and edition number, pricing, distribution and more.

Workshop Schedule:

Saturday, September 29, 2018
– Artist Talk by Bryan Schutmaat
– Group work on Concept and Photography
*10:00-11:30 Artist talk by Bryan Schutmaat (Introduction)
*11:30-13:00 Workshop session in group
*13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
*14:00-17:00 Workshop session in group
19:00 Opening of the exhibition Good Goddamn by Bryan Schutmaat at Kominek Gallery

Sunday, September 30, 2018
– Individual Sessions with Bryan Schutmaat
– Group work on Bookmaking
(Book Design and Sequencing / Book Examples / Printing Technique / Promotion and Selling)
*10:00-13:00 Individual Sessions with Bryan Schutmaat.
Simultaneously group workshop with Misha Kominek on Bookmaking
*13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
*14:00-19:00 Individual Sessions with Bryan Schutmaat.
Simultaneously group workshop with Misha Kominek on Bookmaking


You don’t need a finished dummy or book for the application and workshop.
Please apply with a short text and pdf or jpegs of the project.
email to moc.y1660581702rella1660581702g-ken1660581702imok@1660581702ofni1660581702
Application deadline: September 21, 2018
Workshop: Sep 29 — 30, 2018 | Language: English  | Workshop fee: 250 EUR


Exhibition: Sep 30 — Oct 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sep 29, 7 pm

Workshop: Sep 29 — 30, 2018, 10 am – 6 pm
Application deadline: Sep 21, 2018


Immanuelkirchstraße 25, 10405 Berlin
[Prenzlauer Berg | Pankow]

Opening hours: by appointment (+49 30 44318436 / moc.y1660581702rella1660581702g-ken1660581702imok@1660581702ofni1660581702)

Admission free

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