Jul 25, 2021 | 12pm
Are you excited to explore storytelling with your photos by making your own zine?
The BDC is organizing a zine workshop in collaboration with book artist and photographer Juan Madrid. It will dive into different ways of sequencing, particularly documentary work, and then push the boundaries by exploring how we can use materials and other media (i.e. archival photos, magazine clippings, drawings, etc.) to further amplify the stories we are telling.
We will look at various zines and books from the Bronx Documentary Center’s Tim Hetherington Photobook Library and from Juan's personal collection and discuss the process of zine-making from ideation to production. By the end of the workshop, every participant will leave with at least one zine of their own, and, if time permits, we will do a zine trade so everyone can leave with a small collection of their own.
Participants are expected to bring work in development or finished projects. Works can be printed or digital. Please bring your own laptop if you plan on working from digital files.
This workshop is being provided free of charge. Donations are welcomed and appreciated.
Juan Madrid is a photographer and book artist based in the Hudson Valley and NYC. He earned his BFA in Professional Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and was the lab manager at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. He has worked as a freelance photographer for clients including VICE, Bloomberg Businessweek, Topic, and Society Magazine (France) and teaches workshops centered around zine and bookmaking. He is one of the members of the publishing collective Los Sumergidos, whose first collaborative photo-text book Los Sumergidos was shortlisted at PHotoESPAÑA and Les Rencontres d'Arles in 2019.
This event is held in conjunction with our 4th Annual Latin American Foto Festival, on view July 15-August 1st, 2021. Featuring works by artists from Colombia, Argentina, Chile, México, Venezuela, Perú, and El Salvador.