Meet dienacht Publishing: open talk about photobooks — March 4, 19:00 (UTC+1)
We invite you to meet with dienacht Publishing and learn how everything started from dienacht Magazine and evolved to photobook Publishing. They will show some examples of dienacht books, tell stories behind and announce the series of upcoming workshops hosted at Learn by The Phooks.
Agenda (around 1 hour):
- Introduction about dienacht Publishing.
- Photobook as a medium through dienacht experience.
- Announcement of Workshops series.
A “three-headed night creature”
dienacht calls themselves a “three-headed night creature” as the collective works in three directions: a publishing house, a magazine and an educational platform.
dienacht means “night” and we are interested in everything hidden, shadowed, unknown. We seek to find it and reveal in the form of a photobook.
All these are focused on photography, visual arts and photography books. Within the °Lab they are offering photobook publishing workshops, project mentoring and curation.
dienacht Photobook Workshop map spans across Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. In the past 10 years they have hosted numerous photobook making workshops in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Spain, France, Slovenia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Mexico.
dienacht is known for carefully crafted, often hand-bound books, limited and collector editions. We may say, their style is recognizable to some extent while every publication is unique and noticeably involves a lot of editing, creative and design effort. These books offer a variety of experiments with material, finishing and form, exploring and developing the medium.
The Two behind
This three-headed creature is alive thanks to two people behind: Calin and Yana Kruse.
Calin is a graphic designer, photographer, founder and maker of dienacht Magazine and Publishing. He curates guest talks, lectures, makes photobook workshops and masterclasses around the world and reviews portfolios for photography and photobook festivals.
Yana is the editor and curator at dienacht. Studied Linguistics and Literature and has five-year experience of photography curatororship at Lumière Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow. During this time, she curated over 15 exhibitions and edited several photobooks.