Del 23 al 30 de agosto de 2017 BilbaoArte colabora con GetxoPhoto dando espacio a un laboratorio experimental titulado «El fotolibro como objeto» con la comisaria japonesa Yumi Goto y el artista Juanan Requena.

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Photobook as object, with Yumi Goto and Juanan Requena

How to turn a photographic body of work into a book?

For the first time in Europe, curator Yumi Goto will give an experimental lab in collaboration with Spanish artist Juanan Requena.

This lab will explore the stages in creating a photobook – from conceptualising to editing/sequencing of images to designing, to selecting formats and size and printing of the photobook.

The lab will emphasize the development of the narrative, analyzing its relationship with materials and formats to communicate their ideas and produce a dummy photobook.

The dummies will be presented publicly during the Opening Week of the festival (from August 31st to September 3rd, 2017)

It is aimed at photographers with a project ready to be transformed into a photobook. The photographer should bring his/her computer with Photoshop or In-design installed and have a basic knowledge of using this applications.

It will be conducted in English. From 25 to 27 August, you may work on your own.

Detailed info on the schedule and programme will be sent later to the participants only. The enrolment will be confirmed once the payment for the workshop is received. If you are not from Bilbao or closed to, you will need to arrange for your own accomodation in the city.


Days: August 23, 24, 28, 29 y 30.

Place: Fundación BilbaoArte, Bilbao

Price: 450€

Maximum number of participants: 12

New deadline for receiveing the applications:
21 July, 2017

Language: English



Submissions will be sent by email and should include:

– Full name, address and phone numbeR

– Link to view your work, your narrative bio or CV

-Ideas for your photobook: keywords or descriptive text for the planned photobook (maximum 300 words)

– A selection of photographs and/or materials for your photobook: minimum 15, maximum 45 * Each image file should be 72dpi and in jpg.

To share with us the image folder, you may:

-Send a compressed folder as an attachment (If you already know the sequencing, number the images as 001.jpg, 002.jpg, etc.)

-Create a PDF file with the images and send it as an attachment

*Please note we would like to receive only one email per application. Please do not send the images as donwloadable files or the like.

In case you have already made a photobook(s): please describe the book you have made and share with us some spreads in pdf.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Send your submission to: Indicate in the subject: PHOTOBOOK EXPERIMENTAL LAB



Yumi Goto is an independent photography curator, editor, researcher, consultant, educator and publisher who focuses on the development of cultural exchanges that transcend borders.

She collaborates with local and international artists who live and work in areas affected by conflict, natural disasters, current social problems, human rights abuses and women’s issues. She often works with human rights advocates, international and local NGOs, humanitarian organizations and as well as being involved as a nominator and juror for the international photographic organizations, festivals and events.

She is now based in Tokyo and also a co-funder and curator for the Reminders Photography Stronghold which is curated membership gallery space in Tokyo enabling a wide range of photographic activities.



Juanan was born in an arid village in La Mancha, where he was captivated by the horizons as he built huts among the maize fields. Following beautiful failures and continuous drifts, he moved to the South Sea, where he learnt hendecasyllables and quejíos selling books and serving coffees. He became a traveller while wiring the tours of rock ‘n’ roll bands and filling up endless diaries. In this way, he roamed nomadically, covered in salt residue and shrouded in doubts, until he persuaded himself that poetry and the gaze could converge in the same incandescence. Today, he still strives incessantly to reflect this struggle.

Organizado por GetxoPhoto con la colaboración de Fundación BilbaoArte y EU Japan Fest.