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Zine Making Workshop With Mark Murrmann

Zine Making Workshop With Mark Murrmann

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Getting your photography out into the world – off a computer screen and into someone's hands – doesn't have to be an expensive or time-consuming process. Self-publishing a small book, or zine of your photos has never been easier. Whether used as a first approach into a more intensive publishing project, a one-off way to launch a body of work or a regular exercise as part of your photographic process, making a zine offers a versatile and fun way to get your work published at a lower cost than typical book publishing.

Leica Store San Francisco is excited to host a two-day workshop this December 2nd-3rd in collaboration with photographer and photo editor Mark Murrmann. This hands-on workshop will explore the fundamentals of photo zine making.

Participants will examine all aspects of the photo zine, including an overview of zines and their place in the photography and publishing world today, editing and sequencing your photos for printed form, and production approaches, including layout, design, and publishing, among other topics.

The goal of this workshop is to help each participant realize their own printed zine by exploring different approaches and come away with a better understanding of how to self-publish a zine and how a printed project can influence and shape how a reader interacts with your work.

  • Project in progress or body of work that you would like to publish
  • Participants will be expected to bring a small series of prints to the workshop


About Mark Murrmann:
Mark Murrmann is the photo director of Mother Jones magazine. He has been self-publishing zines for over 30 years and has been a long-time contributor to Hamburger Eyes, among many other zines. He also teaches documentary photography at City College of San Francisco.

Schedule In Brief:

Day 1: The Nuts and Bolts of Zines
  • 9:30am - 10am: Morning Introductions
  • 10am - 12pm: Overview, Zine History, Show and Tell.
  • 12pm - 1pm: Lunch
  • 1pm - 4pm Examples, Process, Designs, Materials, Sequencing, Pagination

Day 2: Making Your Zine
  • 10am – 10:30am: Recap from day 1.
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm: Reviewing participant photos and better understand formats that work with participants photography
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm: Sorting through participant images and helping with editing and sequencing.
  • 3:00 - 4:00: Final discussion, and review of the workshop
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