24th to 28th OCTOBER // Deadline: 20th September

Atelier Smedsby photo workshop offers you the opportunity to work specifically on editorial style with Christian Caujolle, photographic book specialist (See his detailed biography in Contributors).

This workshop is for photographers with an advanced project, the completion of which would be a book or a catalogue, and photographers needing help with the final phase of their book project. You will work on several very important different points of the editorial process: Style, layout, technique, selecting images and their order.

All these important decisions will be made via a dialogue between you, the group, and Christian Caujolle.

You will be guided to make changes to your projects through exercises done during the workshop. These exercises will, if necessary, enable you to complete your projects with new photographs.

You can also discuss, ask any questions about how the publishing world works, benefitting from Christian Caujolle's professional experience.

You will understand the importance of the work done on pictures as part of sequences, how that determines a reading, the value of your choice of certain materials, and style. This workshop will teach you what really is the editorial process. You will be able to use this knowledge for future projects.


  • - Identify visual language and photographic approach.
  • - Learn to select images in the context of a book project.
  • - Work on the editorial style of a photographic book.
  • - Work intensively on the sequence of images, their importance in the  completion of a photographic book.
  • - Discover how the world of photographic book publishing functions.


Practical informations

The first day will be devoted to Christian Caujolle's presentation and the participants' projects.

The following days will be organized around panel discussions and individually on each project as well as accomplishing a number of exercises.

Participants: 12 people maximum.

Technical details:

The workshop will be in English if the group is international. French may be used in some cases, e.g. during an individual discussion with Christian Caujolle.

Internet access, a scanner, a printer, a computer and video projector are available if required.

Participants' preparation:

Each participant must prepare a presentation of their work and its history.

All participants must bring pictures and/or dummies they want to work on during the workshop.

Christian Caujolle will handle the selection of participants himself.


How to apply/prices

Please send by email:

Short CV

Some ID with photo

Written presentation of the project

A selection of 20 images (JPG, 72DPI, 1024 large maximun) of the project or a PDF of the model

PRICE : 750 Euros

This price does not include production, travel, or accommodation for the meetings. A 50% deposit by bank transfer is required once you have been accepted to the Atelier Smedsby workshop, and the remaining 50% one week before the start of the workshop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Choose one frequent question about photo Workshops:
Will you help us to find accommodation?

After confirmation of your enrolment in the workshop, a list of hotels for different budgets located in the vicinity of the workshop will be provided.

Different options for the Summer workshop. Please contact us for more informations.

What kind of material should I bring to the workshop?

For the One Year Workshop :

The photographs are taken outside the Paris meetings. You only need to bring your work in print or digital form to the workshop. We provide computers, projectors and scanners that can be used to present your work.

For the 5 days workshops in Paris (France) and Smedsby (Sweden):

You have to bring the caneras you use for your works.

Can I pay in several instalments?

We no longer accept payment in multiple instalments. A deposit of 50% of the course fee should be paid by bank transfer once your participation in the Atelier Smedsby has been confirmed. The balance should be paid one week after the start of the workshop.

Do you provides meals?

For the One Year Workshop :

We provide breakfast and lunch each day of the workshop as well as a welcome diner on the evening of your arrival.

For the 5 days workshop in Paris :

We provide breakfast and drinks during the day. Lunch and diner will ba taken outside and are not part of the price of the workshop.

For the 5 days workshop in Smedsby :

We provide breakfast, lunch and diner during all the workshop.

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