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Workshop Instructor Profile: Rob Hornstra (Video)
Rob Hornstra of 'The Sochi Project' shares insight on storytelling during his weekend workshop at Aperture.
Over the weekend of May 31 and June 1, 2014, Rob Hornstra taught a weekend workshop at Aperture Foundation. The workshop, DIY Storytelling, focused on self-publishing a photobook. Hornstra took participants through the processes of financing, shooting, designing, promoting, and selling each of his self-published projects, and ended the workshop with a discussion about the landscape of contemporary photobook publishing. We caught up with Hornstra on the final day of the workshop to discuss his role not only as a storyteller, but also as an instructor.
Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen are the creators of The Sochi Project, a “slow journalism” series focusing on the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, and the authors of the 2013 Aperture book The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus.
Rob Hornstra’s workshop was part of Aperture’s workshops program, which brings students, professionals, and amateurs together with leading photographers working in a variety of fields and genres. Workshops focus on topics related to photobook design and history, current photographic practice, and the history of the medium. View a complete list of Aperture’s Fall–Winter 2014 Workshops.
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