This workshop with artist Cristian Ordóñez will cover an introduction to the different steps you need to go through to create a book, the variety of styles and sizes of photo books and their capacities, explaining the differences in terms of layouts, printing techniques and approaches for big and small books, experimental and self published publications, zines and other approaches. Through sharing examples, participants will better understand the differences of printing and binding types, being published or self published, the advantages, disadvantages and implications of each.
As an option for the workshop participants are encouraged to show work in progress (with limited time and capacity) to open the discussion and understand different approaches that can be taken for their projects.
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Cristian Ordóñez is a Chilean artist currently working in Toronto within the mediums of photography, graphic design and printed matter. His photography explores the parallels between ideas such as memory and belonging, territory and architecture, vernacular and mundane. These photographic themes are presented through photographing landscape, urban structures, portraiture and abstraction.
As a photographer with a graphic design background, publications have become very important in his process as a way to collaborate with other photographers as well as to document his work and experiment with the medium. He unfolds images from his archives to create thematic publications. One of his latest publications called “Other Voices” was self-published and exhibited at the Benaki Museum in Greece as part of the Athens Photo Festival 2019. His publication “Sink After the Sun” was exhibited twice between 2019 and 2020 with solo shows in Russia, including Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts. He published his first book “A Way to Disconnect and Connect” in collaboration with Daga Editions in 2017 and was published in the M Collection by Editorial Metalibro in Chile, 2018. He has participated in Art and Photo books fairs including Vancouver Art Book Fair, Contact Photo book Fair and Toronto Art Book Fair.
Ordóñez was recently invited to direct a Photo Book workshop at VU Photo in Québec City Canada, 2020 where he worked over three days to instruct a group of six artists on sequencing, editing, and designing their photography books. He currently splits his time working on personal photographic work, collaborating as the Art Director for the architecture publication Azure Magazine, and teaching at OCAD University in Toronto.