BJPL Summer 2019 Photobooks
The BJPL summer programming expanded in 2019, going from one bookmaking class for high school students to offering book-making classes for both middle and high school students, and an advanced community newspaper class for high school students.
Students in the bookmaking courses explored and photographed throughout the Bronx and New York City, including visits to various parks, the Museum of the City of New York, the Alice Austen House in Staten Island, and more. They learned about composition, editing and sequencing their photos, zines, and how to make different types of photo books. All students ended up making their own unique photo book by hand--creating a dummy, laying it out in InDesign, and then printing and binding it into a hardcover book.
View the students' photobooks below.