The Long Term Project with Jenia Fridlyand


The Long Term Project with Jenia Fridlyand

from 3,925.00

From Start to Finish: The Long Term Project

Any changes to the program will be announced online.
All programs and events are held at Penumbra Foundation.
36 E. 30th St. New York, NY, 10016
(917) 288-0343 | |

Image © Jenia Fridlyand


October 2019—May 2020

Whether you just have an idea for a project that is intended for the book form or already working on one, this intensive and comprehensive program is designed to guide you through every step of the process of making a photobook. The objective is to have, by the end of the course, a physical photobook dummy or artist book to present to publishers or to self-publish.

The program combines online seminars, critiques, and one-on-one sessions (October-December and February-April), and two full-time five day sessions in New York City (January and May). Working with one instructor throughout the program, but also receiving feedback from guest critics both online and during the sessions, participants will have both continuity and variety of support. Reading and writing assignments, as well as individualized exercises throughout the year will develop skills and knowledge necessary for creating a successful photobook.

Jenia Fridlyand (Moscow, 1975) is a photographer and educator based in New York City and the Hudson Valley.  Her photographs and books have been exhibited in the United States and abroad. The self-published edition of Fridlyand’s book Entrance to Our Valley was shortlisted for the Paris Photo - Aperture First Photobook Award 2017, and a trade edition (TIS Books) is scheduled to come out later this year. Fridlyand is a co-founder of Image Threads Collective, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring together artists, educators, and bookmakers in communities around the world for a mutual exchange of ideas and experiences. Image Threads’ efforts include organizing workshops and teaching workshops, collecting donations for libraries, setting up reading rooms, and promoting emerging photobook makers. Fridlyand studied photography at Centre Iris and Université Paris VIII, and holds an MFA from the University of Hartford’s International Limited-Residency program.

For detailed information about this program please email Molly Rapp at


Images © Jenia Fridlyand