A Collaborative Photobook Workshop - October 27-28 and November 10-11.


A Collaborative Photobook Workshop - October 27-28 and November 10-11.

from 480.00

All That Is Air
Melts Into Books

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 | info@penumbrafoundation.org | penumbrafoundation.org



All That Is Air Melts into Books

Two Weekends
October 27 & 28 and November 10 & 11, 2018 (10 AM – 6 PM)
Instructors: Kevin Kunstadt & Nicholas Pollack
Tuition: $480 (Members), $552 (Non-Members)

In 1974 Daido Moriyama famously produced a photo-book interactively in a gallery – asking visitors to select images, sequence them, and staple them together, into what would become the now highly collectible volume Another Country in New York. Image Threads is excited to offer a new generative photobook workshop, loosely inspired by the spirit of this now classic bookmaking performance, but at the same time expanding further upon its process.

Participants of all skill levels, experience, and age, will gather at Penumbra in NYC to work collaboratively on creating a new and unique photo book together from scratch. Participants will make pictures for the book, simultaneously being pushed out of their photographic comfort zones through a series of rapid-fire creative exercises. They will be lead through the process of refining their picture making, honing in on a concept, developing an edit and sequence, and ultimately, refine the layout, design, printing, and binding of a finished limited edition book which they will take home.

The aim of the workshop is multifold: expanding participants photographic practices, developing visual literacy and editing/sequencing techniques, experiencing first hand what it takes to make a book from beginning to end, and most importantly, to have fun doing all of the above.

The workshop will be a collaborative group venture, but will be steered by Image Threads Collective organizers Kevin Kunstadt & Nicholas Pollack. Oranbeg Press founder, John M. O’Toole will make a guest appearance to bring his publishing expertise and further expand both the collaborative nature of the workshop, and the collective array of experience that will be at the disposal of the participants.

Questions are encouraged and can be directed towards imagethreadswksp@gmail.com.
This class is developed in collaboration with Image Threads Collective.

It is limited to 15 participants.

Instructor Bios
NICHOLAS POLLACK (b. 1986, New York, NY) is a Brooklyn-based photographer. He received his MFA in Photography from the University of Hartford in 2015, and he earned a BLA in Photography and Literature from Sarah Lawrence College in 2010. Pollack has taught at the International Center of Photography, The Putney School, and he is currently an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven. His works have been exhibited internationally at venues including Kominek Gallery, Berlin, Germany; The Railway History Museum, Riga, Latvia; Baxter Street at The Camera Club of New York; The Barbara Walters Gallery, Bronxville, New York; The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. In 2016 he was nominated for an ICP Infinity Award, MACK First Book Award, and he was shortlisted at Self Publish Riga. He published a monograph of his celebrated project Nothing Gold Can Stay (2015) which is held in numerous collections including the Whitney Museum Library and the Getty Research Center. Publications that have featured his work include Juxtapoz Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Vice. http://nicholaspollack.com/

KEVIN KUNSTADT (b. 1982, New York, NY) is a photographer who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BA in Visual Art from Brown University in 2004, and his MFA in photography from Hartford Art School’s international limited residency program in 2017. Kunstadt's work has been exhibited at such venues as: Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York City, Kominek Gallery in Berlin, GE World Headquarters, and Smith College, among others. His work has been published in countless print and online publications including National Geographic, TIME, WIRED, Bloomberg, and AI-AP's American Photography 27 and 31. His commercial photography clients include galleries, artists, and graphic, fashion, architecture, and industrial design firms throughout New York City. He also served as the co-founder and co-director of K&K Gallery in Brooklyn, NY for three years, with a focus on promoting the work of young and un-established photographers in the New York City area, and from around the world. Since 2010 he has produced several photographic projects in book form, on subjects as varied as: asphalt road re-surfacing, gunpowder, scrap metal, and “sneakers, bricks, and politics;” Most recently these have been nominated for the Mack First Book Award, and Shortlisted for the Kassel, Luma Rencontres, and Fiebre Dummy Awards. He recently collaborated with the Image Threads Collective to establish the first photo-book library in Havana, Cuba, and has been teaching Digital Photography at Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, NY.