2008 Photography.Book.Now winner, In The Garden by Beth DowTwo weeks ago I lead a six day photography book workshop in Mexico City. The workshop was run by the lovely Gabriella Gomez-Mont and Tóxico Cultura and was attended by some seriously talented photographers whose work I will be showcasing in the coming weeks. The workshop was challenging, but it was made all the more rewarding because the good people of Blurb generously donated a book-making credit to each of my twenty-seven students.
I was initially a print-on-demand skeptic, but Blurb seems to be very serious about making their process easy and their product great. They also seem very serious about investing in the photography community with contests like Photography.Book.Now.
If you have been thinking about making a book of your work, you should enter this competition. Beyond the awards and the exposure of your work to some top shelf jurors, the process of considering and executing a book is something every photographer should undertake.