Do It With Books. Do It Yourself With Others part 1 

Intensive workshop on Visual language and photobook 

with Corinne Noordenbos and Fiorenza Pinna 


For the first time in Italy a workshop with Corinne Noordenbos, one of the best experts of photography and the photographic book. Awarded several times for his work as a teacher has been reference for many of the most renowned photographers of the moment including Rineke Dijkstra, Viviane Sassen, Rob Hornstra and WassinkLundgren


What is really impressive about the collaboration between Noordenbos and her students is the professional standard of their work. The bar is set high. They devise good projects and make good photographs, and the presentation of these projects in book form has taken the students’ ambition and achievements to new levels.” (Martin Parr)


Two working days conceived for photographers willing to develop their project into a book and ready to do it with others.

The workshop’s main aim is to extend the ability to find solutions and trigger new ideas through group work, sharing and exchanging. We will focus on the possible methods of transforming/translating a photography project into a book with examples, possibilities and images storytelling construction schemes; training in all the main aspects of the development of the presented projects.


We’ll go deeper into the body of work presented in the workshop to consolidate and find the best balance between all the elements of the project. We will discuss and experiment in order to develop the project both in concept and design, finding and experiment new elaborations and possible solutions.


Two working days on:

  • Reflection and analysis on visual language
  • The project triangle:  author, the objectives and the audience
  • Key-image and visual strategy
  • Project and photobook Concept
  • Editing and structure of storytelling for the book project
  • Different possibilities and methods of photobook construction

At the end of the workshop a selection of images of the projects of each member will be published in a dedicated section of Fotografia Europea Blog
WHAT to bring

  • laser prints of the project (30-40 photos) in two sizes ( 2 sets A5 / 1 A4 )
  • computers / pen drive
  • large selection of images of the project
  • a notebook
  • A3 paper sheets
  • scissors
  • cutter
  • paper tape
  • rule/square rule
Corinne Noordenbos

Corinne Noordenbos is a documentary photographer and educator based in Amsterdam.

As former Head of the photographic Department of the Royal Academy of Art, she built up an international reputation with her graduates – Noordenbos’ alumni includes many internationally acclaimed artists such as Rineke Dijkstra, Viviane Sassen, Rob Hornstra and WassinkLundgren.
She was awarded in 2014 by the Royal Photographic Society and received a Royal Dutch decoration in 2016 in honour of her work. She is also known as a photo book lover and collector.
She now travels around the world as a guest professor at, for instance CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Art) in Beijing (China), University of Ulster in Belfast and University Unicamp in Campinas (Brazil) alongside her own photographic work. She is a regular guest at Photo festivals giving presentations and lectures.

Fiorenza Pinna

Fiorenza Pinna, co-founder of 3/3 (, a studio dedicated to photographic projects, is an independent curator, photo book designer and consultant based in Rome.

With 3/3 she founded Little Big Press – a library project dedicated to independent photobook – and since 2009 has been producing and curating exhibitions, books and photobook workshops – working with artists the like of Rinko Kawauchi, Anouk Kruithof, Rob Hornstra, Joachim Schmid.
She collaborates with photography galleries, institutions and publishers both in Italy and abroad, for conferences, workshops and portfolio reviews. She is a member of various juries for international awards, such us the Kassel photo book Award and the Prix Pictet.


Saturday, June 18, 09-13 / 14-18
Sunday, June 19, 09-13 / 14-18



Palazzo dei Musei
via Spallanzani 1
Reggio Emilia



Fee: 280 €

min 8 – max 12 participants

Applications must be received no later than June 7

The quote includes Fotografia Europea ticket




The workshop is open to photographers with a project.