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


* Installment payment plans are available, contact
NEW DATES January—December 2020

*** $200 off if you register before December 1, 2019***

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 making a photobook. The objective is to have, by the end of the course, a physical photobook maquette or artist book to present to publishers or to self-publish.

The program combines online seminars, critiques, and one-on-one sessions (February-April and September-November), and two full-time five day sessions in New York City (May and December). 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. The learning process will be based on the continual production of dummies, which will lead participants to deepen their understanding of the book form and allow them to continue redefining it. Reading and writing assignments, as well as individualized exercises throughout the year will develop skills and knowledge necessary for creating a successful photobook.

*Guest instructors and organizations: Tim Carpenter, Errata Editions, Raymond Meeks, MoMA, Emma Phillips, Irina Rozovsky, TIS Books, and others

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 was published by TIS Books in September 2019. 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.

Tim Carpenter (Illinois, 1968) is a photographer and writer who works in Brooklyn and central Illinois. He is the author of several photobooks, among them Christmas Day, Bucks Pond Road (The Ice Plant); Local objects (The Ice Plant); township (collaboration with Raymond Meeks, Adrianna Ault, and Brad Zellar; TIS/dumbsaint); Bement grain (TIS/dumbsaint); Still feel gone (collaboration with Nathan Pearce; Deadbeat Club Press); Illinois Central (Kris Graves Projects); The king of the birds (TIS books); and A house and a tree (TIS books). Local objects was included in the 2018 exhibition “American Surfaces and the Photobook” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and was listed for the Kassel Photobook Award 2018. Tim received an MFA in Photography from the Hartford Art School in 2012, and in 2015 co-founded TIS books, an independent photobook publisher.

Raymond Meeks (Ohio, 1963) has been recognized for his photographs and photobooks centered around family and place. His book Halfstory Halflife (Chose Commune, 2018), based on his work at Furlong, was a finalist for the Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook of the Year Award. In 2016, he was the recipient of a Siskind Fellowship Grant. Recent group exhibitions include Casemore Kirkeby (2019), Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen (2018), Charles Hartman Gallery (2018), and Unseen Photo Fair (Amsterdam, 2016). He has published nearly 20 photobooks, many intricately handmade and self-published in small editions, and others published by Chose Commune, TIS Books, TBW Books, and Nazraeli Press. Meeks’s work can be found in the collections of George Eastman House, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Corcoran Gallery of Art; and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Emma Phillips (Mornington, 1989) is a photographer and writer based in Melbourne, Australia. Her photographs have been exhibited widely and published in a variety of contexts. Most recently her exhibition "Too Much to Dream" turned its gaze toward a more speculative mode of image making, using the gap between text and image to pose questions on and about the nature of representational discourses. From 2014-2019 Emma was the photobook buyer at Perimeter Books, where she also implemented the Perimeter Talks program, a series of panel discussions, lectures, and more casual in-conversations with publishers, artists, curators, designers, writers and editors exploring and addressing various themes and issues relating to contemporary photographic, art and design publishing. Emma is a writer on photography and photographic practises, contributing to journals such as The Heavy Collective. She graduated in 2017 with an MFA from the University of Hartford’s International Limited-Residency program. Emma is represented by ReadingRoom, Melbourne.

Irina Rozovsky (born in Moscow, raised in the US), photographs people and places, transforming external landscapes into interior states. She has published two monographs (One to Nothing 2011 and Island in my Mind 2015). Her third book, In Plain Air, is forthcoming with TBW Books. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and has appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Harpers, and Vice. Irina lives and works in Athens, Georgia where she and her husband Mark Steinmetz run the photography project space The Humid. Irina is represented by Claxton Projects.

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Images © Jenia Fridlyand