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SOLD OUT! The Sandbox: Building a Photobook (part of the Hillman Photography Initiative)

07/27/2014, 12 – 5 p.m.

Coatroom Gallery

General $75, CMP Member $60


Through thoughtful editing and sequencing, photobooks use a collection of images to tell a story. These processes inform the heart of a narrative’s meaning and can be seen as the invisible act of creating a successful and engaging story.

Participants in this hands-on workshop—lead by artists-in-residence Melissa Catanese and Ed Panar—will experiment with different ways of organizing photographs, teasing out possible readings and associations, and uncovering the mysteries and pleasures of building a visual narrative.

Registrants are required to submit a minimum of 25 digital images. These images will be printed in advance by workshop organizers for use in this interactive program. Registrants are also asked to bring to the workshop a book that has inspired or influenced them. 
Further information about submitting images will be provided upon registration. The Sandbox: Building a Photobook is the final event in a series centered on six different photobook themes. Registration is required as space is limited.

This event is part of the Hillman Photography Initiative, an incubator for innovative thinking about the photographic image. To join the conversation visit

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July 26: Scanning Day #9: Share Your Pittsburgh Photos

Related Hillman Photography Initiative events
September 19: Subatomic: The European Center for Nuclear Research, Part 4 of The Invisible Photograph
December 11: Discarded: Joachim Schmid and the Anti-Museum, Part 5 of The Invisible Photograph

Photography from every angle
Don't miss these other opportunities to explore photography at Carnegie Museum of Art:

Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh, on view through September 22
David Hartt: Stray Light, May 17August 11, 2014
Photography in the Trenches, 1914–1918, June 4–December, 2014
Corey Escoto: Sleight of Hand, July 19–September 29, 2014
Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals, November 1, 2014–February 16, 2015