Call for participants:
Workshop — Photobook Week

During the Photobook Week, FOMU and Photobook Liège Festival will present a five-day workshop on the step-by-step process of creating a photobook. Each day, a different international expert will introduce you to their world and share their skills. The first day will be focused on making the selection of pictures and creating sequences. On the second day, you will meet with a designer who will answer any questions you may have. The third day will be devoted to learning about the world of paper and print materials. And for the final two days, we have professionals lined up who will draw on their personal experiences to share tricks of the trade. A coach will accompany you throughout the process.


  • All photographers and artists using the photographic medium and who would like to make their own photobook can apply to Workshop – Week of the Photobook
  • There is a maximum of 8 participants, selected by a jury consisting of Christophe Collas (Liège Photobook Festival), Andrea Copetti (Tipi Bookshop) and Tamara Berghmans (FOMU)
  • No age-limit
  • Belgian and international photographers are eligible, however, the successful candidates are required to be at FOMU for the full five days: 28th February 2017 to 4th March 2017


  • A five-day workshop with international experts (to be announced shortly). The workshop will take place in the Braakland exhibition space.
  • Every day, an expert will guide you through the process of making your own photobook: selection, design, printing techniques, publishing, distribution, etc. Confirmed experts:
    > Salvatore Vitale (YET Magazine)
    > Sebastiaan Hanekroot (colourandbooks.com)
    > Max Pinckers (independent photographer)
    > More names announced soon
  • The goal of the workshop is not a finished photobook, as this is not possible within this limited time-frame, but a set of skills, inspiration and feedback
  • Andrea Copetti (Tipi Bookshop) will be the coach for the entire workshop
  • FOMU can arrange budget-friendly accommodation (5 nights) on request. Breakfast is not included. There is a kitchen provided
  • The workshop will be conducted in English


  • The deadline for applications is 2nd February 2017, at midnight
  • The selected applicants will pay FOMU a fee of € 330 (including accommodation and lunch) or € 280 (without accommodation, including lunch)
  • Only digital portfolios will be considered. They should include:
    > Full name, nationality, address, date of birth, e-mail and telephone number
    > CV and a short statement about the presented work(s)
    > A selection of images (pdf or jpg), minimum 10, maximum 20 (other amounts will only be considered if the specific project requires a very low or very high number of images). Screen-resolution +/- 1600px wide. Video files are also allowed (only via WeTransfer)
  • Applications must be addressed to braakland@fomu.be, with “Workshop Photobook” mentioned in the subject line


  • A jury will select 8 photographers/artists from among the applicants
  • The selected photographers/artists will be notified on 6th February 2016 at the latest
  • Each selected photographer/ artist will bring his/her images to the workshop
  • FOMU will contact the successful applicants with practical information
  • FOMU cannot cover any travel expenses


  • The Workshop – Photobook Week is an initiative of FOMU and Liège Photobook Festival