From 13th to 15th November 2017 // Deadline: Workshop is now full

This 3-day workshop will be structured as a working laboratory with a focus on finding the physical or conceptual forms best suited for each participant's existing body of work, while also helping them strategize for the future. 

Jim will spend half of the first day sharing and discussing his work and methodologies. Participants are expected to present their works in progress for the second half of the day, preferably in a physical form (book mock-up, prints, installation model, etc). Websites or digital presentations for this exercise are also acceptable. 

Jim will meet with participants individually to identify their core strengths and add alternative assignments or processes to their art making. Students should be prepared to work intensely and openly, and possess a willingness to explore and mutate their current body of work. 

In addition to Jim's own in-depth artist's books and exhibitions, he has worked with, designed, and advised a range of artists on museum, gallery, and book projects throughout his 40-year career. Goldberg is Professor Emeritus at the California College of the Arts and is represented by Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York, and Casemore Kirkeby Gallery in San Francisco.


  • Identify each participant's visual language and define their photographic approach.
  • Encourage participants to realize both personal and assigned projects.
  • Help to develop and realize each participant's project.
  • Learn to critique the work of others, and one's own, at both theoretical and practical levels.
  • Find methods for editing the participant´s work for either books or exhibitions.
Practical informations

This photography workshop will be organized around editing current bodies of work, tailored to each individual participant. 


Jim prefers to work in the physical form. Participants need to come prepared with their work in whichever physical representation they see fit, for example: book mock-ups, prints, installation models, sketch-up, etc.  


-Hard drives with images

-Laptop or notepad

-Writing and/or drawing utensils

-Prints (at your ideal size)

-Any supplies that best suit your work in progress. For example, if you are working on a book, please come prepared with extra paper, tape, bookmaking materials, etc.



How to apply/prices

Price : 750 Euros

Max : 10 participants


Please send by email :

  • A short CV.
  • Some ID with photo.
  • 10 images (JPG format, maximum size 1024, 72 dpi)
  • A written presentation of yourself and your work (one A4 page minimum)

The price does not include production, travel, or accommodation for the meetings. However we offer you a simple breakfast, a lunch and restaurant dinner (first night of 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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