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Webinars: visual storytelling

by Marc Prüst

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About the project

Forhanna has partnered with visual story editor/curator Marc Prüst to develop a comprehensive series of webinars that provide photographers the tools they need to professionalise their projects and visual narratives.

This series of webinars (currently 16) focusses on the photobook as a narrative medium and is part of the ‘Tell your story’-program. More on Tell your story.

All music compositions in the webinars were created by Arend Bouwmeester

“How do you tell visual stories in photobooks?”


Editing in practice


In this edition we look at editing and what the essence of visual storytelling is. In this instructive video, Marc uses the images by Carlos Cazalis project Occupy São Paulo to show his method of creating edits based on the idea of the five elements of a narrative: surprise – establish – develop – climax – end.


‘Borders of Europe, a trilogy.’


In this webinar we look at a trilogy: three books by the author Irene van der Linde and photographer Nicole Segers. We look at how their narrations developed over the course of their 20 year-long cooperation and how they together tell the story of the influence of borders on the lives of people in Europe.


Willem Diepraam, Patrick Willocq & Taryn Simon


Dutch master photographer Willem Diepraam published several books in his career. On this occasion of his exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam we analyse Sahel and Landscape at the Sea and compare them to contemporary books: Patrick Willocq’s Songs of the Walés and An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar by Taryn Simon.


Forms of expression

Looking at recently published books I discuss different forms of storytelling, and how photographers tell a story while supplementing their own photography with different elements, such as found footage, archival materials, or the written word.


China Imagined at Breda Photo


In our 11th webinar we visit part of the BredaPhoto festival and look at four projects in the exhibition China Imagined and compare how projects that are a road trip, a portfolio and a catalogue in book form are shown as an exhibition.

XiaoXiao Xu’s road trip along the Long Wall, Pixy Liao’s Experimental relationship and Zhang Kechun’s project on the Yellow River are the main focus, and we look at Thomas Sauvin’s exhibition World Park as an extra.

Become member of Forhanna and watch all webinars for free

When you become a member of Forhanna – free of charge-  you can watch all 15 webinars as part of the full serie.

Future webinars will provide more in-depth information for photographers looking to link a business model to their project.

Why would I?

With a quick & one-time-only registration, you gain easy access to all of  Forhanna content and specials.

This includes for example free access to the annual Willem Poelstra lecture (learn more about this).

These webinars were made possible through a contribution from Pictoright Fund.
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