Call for Applications: Structure and Sequence CONTACT Photobook Workshop

Structure and Sequence
CONTACT Photobook Workshop

Instructors: Cristian Ordóñez & Kate Schneider
Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5, 2024 | 10am–5pm
CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto

Applications Due: Friday, April 12, 2024

Created to help emerging and mid-career photographers realize their book projects, this three-day workshop led by artists Cristian Ordóñez and Kate Schneider will guide participants in the clear direction of a photobook that they can propose for grants and publishers.

The workshop will include sequencing and layout activities, peer-led critiques, and conversations with guest photographers, editors, and designers of recognized and international experience.

Tiffany Jones (Founder, Overlapse Press, London, UK)
Melissa Pallini and Martina Zanin (Ask Again Studio, Rome/Milan, Italy)
Shane Rocheleau (Photographer and 2023 Guggenheim Fellow, Richmond, VA)
+ more to be announced

This workshop, held at the CONTACT office in downtown Toronto, is subject to an application process. It is free to apply; successful participants will be notified by Wednesday, April 17, 2024 and invoiced for the workshop fee.

Please provide the following in one (1) PDF to

  • 10-15 images from one project or series
  • Statement about your project and how you envision it in photobook form
  • What you are hoping to learn from this workshop ie. best design practices, how to sequence your project, etc.

Successful participants are expected to bring at least two copies of 20-30 small prints from one body of work or series, and a laptop with InDesign installed. Previous design experience is not required, but a working knowledge of InDesign is a plus. No additional materials will be required.

Please email your questions to

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80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 2J4
416 539 9595