PhotoBook Salon & Review

AUGUST 25th, 2018

South x Southeast PhotoGallery


This workshop is hands-on and limited to TEN STUDENTS.
This is a one-stop shot to get your book project or series in front a stellar line-up of 2 publishers, a photo editor, a book designer, and 3 photographers with published books under their belts. They will also share their experiences and knowledge preparing you for the next step in publishing your own book.




Fee: $699 – EARLY BIRD $649 THROUGH 7/6
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Day’s Events:

8:30 am: Arrive. Meet-and-Greet. Pastries and fruit, breakfast beverages will be served.
9:00 am: Salon begins.
Each member of the panel will give a 15-20 minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute Q&A.
  • Our publishing professionals will speak about their part in producing a book, what they look for in a project or series, advice they may want to share about presenting your project, etc.
  • Our 3 published photographers will share their experiences and knowledge gained through the production of their books.
12:30pm: Lunch will be served at the gallery
1:30pm – 5:00pm: Students will have 10 minutes each to present their project to the group with up to 6 images, followed by 10 minutes to field questions and remarks from the panel.
6:00 – 8:00pm: The Closing Reception for Flora & Fauna.



Fee $699 – EARLY BIRD RATE $649 THROUGH 7/6
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Carson Sanders & Taylor Curry

AINT-BAD, An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art

Aint–Bad is an independent publisher of new photographic art. Founded in Savannah, Georgia, the collective is dedicated to publishing contemporary photography and text to support a progressive community of artists from around the world through online web features, printed periodicals, monographs, and exhibitions.

Aint–Bad reveals an ever-more urgent, critical conversation about the human condition by way of thought provoking imagery. The periodicals address specific cultural themes or observations, open for interpretive energy. Each monograph is an intimate project with a hand selected artist, printed in small editions with the best materials available.

Aint–Bad’s objective is to stimulate the collection of and appreciation for photography by way of accessible and affordable publications. The brand supports local initiatives by working together with artists, curators, and institutions to help foster a creative community. Aint–Bad was established in 2011 by Carson Sanders, Taylor Curry, Caroline McElhinny, Caitie Moore and James Jackman.

For more information contact us at: info@aint-bad.com



Barbara Griffin is an independent Creative Director, Producer and Photo Editor. She serves on the board of re:imagine/ATL, a non-profit organization whose in-school and mobile programming serves Atlanta teens from all backgrounds by providing mentorship and resources in film and digital media and has joined the Advisory Council for ATL Photo Night, a creative organization that hosts bi-monthly talks featuring photographers. She was recently named President Emerita after 8 years of leadership at Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), a non-profit arts organization which produces the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the U.S.

Formerly, senior vice president of Image Management for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Barbara was responsible for all photography created globally for Turner’s entertainment, animation and news networks. Among her most recent photo editing projects are Gathered by Lucinda Bunnen (available 9/18) and SweetheartRoller Skating Rink, the award-winning fine art book by photographer Bill Yates. An educator and frequent speaker on professional photography, she’s a member of the International Center of Photography, APA, ASMP and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Twitter:            @barbaragriffin

Instagram:      @barbaragriffinrocks

LinkedIn:        www.linkedin.com/in/barbaragriffin






Laurie Shock, president of Shock Design Books, is a writer, designer, publisher, and art director specializing in coffee table books and fine art and photography books. She has designed and produced more than two hundred books, including Isaac Asimov’s Library of the Universe book series; A Century of Women, a companion book to the three-part Turner Broadcasting series; Georgia’s Lake Como: A Centennial History of Lakemont; as well as fine art photography books: Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink by Bill Yates; Visione by Mario DiGirolamo; Kathryn Kolb by Kathryn Kolb; Tony Conway | Legendary Events by Tony Conway; and America 101 by photo-journalist Arthur Grace. Among her many clients are Agnes Scott College, The Carter Presidential Center, American Cancer Society, Fall Line Press, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA), Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, the Zurich International School, and Discovery Books in England.

Her books have won five International Book Awards, three CASE (Council for the Advancement of Education) Awards, four IPPY (Independent Book Publisher) Awards, and four Benjamin Franklin Awards.

She wrote, designed, and produced Camp Merrie-Woode, One Hundred Years of Following the Gleam, that documents a girls’ camp in Sapphire Valley, North Carolina that was instrumental in the camping movement in the United States. It was named one of the top three regional history books by the Independent Publishers Book Awards and received a Platinum Hermes Creative Award in 2018.

Shock designed and produced monographs for MOCA GA on artists Herb Creecy and most recently, Larry Walker, which coincides with two major retrospectives of the artist’s work.

She designed and produced Lucinda Bunnen’s fine art photography book, Gathered, to be released September 2018.

Shock offers workshops and seminars on book publishing and is the author of How to Publish Your Own Photography Book.

Laurie Shock
Shock Design Books
454 Hamilton Street SE, #12
Atlanta, GA 30316




Billy Howard is a documentary photographer, writer and videographer. He is a member of the board of directors for Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the nation’s largest community based photography festival, and was a 2011-2012 Rosalynn Carter Fellow in Mental Health Journalism. He holds an honorary doctor of literature degree from St Andrews University in North Carolina and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and other non-profit and governmental sources. His work has been exhibited with the Smithsonian; the Library of Congress; Vogue Italia; on a five-city tour of Japan; and has been featured in documentaries for Frontline and HBO. He has been interviewed on Good Morning America and CBS This Morning and his images were projected at the opening ceremonies for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games during a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. He was selected as a 2016 Photolucida Critical Mass 50 photographer. Howard produced the first full-length documentary book on the AIDS pandemic: Epitaphs for the Living: Words and Images in the Time of AIDS. His negatives, prints and correspondence from that project were acquired by Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, and his photographs are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the High Museum of Art, the Carter Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MOCA GA, and other public and private collections.

Billy also added in an email:

I have photographs as part of dozens of books but the ones that I think are of interest for the event are projects I did that were healthcare related. “Epitaphs for the Living: Words and Images in the Time of AIDS” was the first full length documentary photography book produced on the AIDS pandemic and was published by SMU Press. There is a pretty interesting story in getting it published.
Maggie Holtzberg, a folklorist with the Georgia Council for the Arts at the time, and I produced the book “Portrait of Spirit: One Story at a Time” as a component of the 1996 Summer Paralympic Games. We had the idea for the project and did a pilot section of the project to present to the Committee for the Cultural Paralympiad to get funding. The late actor and activist Christopher Reeve wrote an introduction.
“Angels and Monsters: A Child’s Eye View of Cancer” a book that I collaborated with an art therapist, included photographs of children with cancer along with art they produced to illustrate how they felt. The American Cancer Society publishing division picked it up. 
And I produced a book in 1986 on Atlanta’s homeless population with the proceeds from the sale going to the Atlanta Food Bank and the Task Force for the Homeless.
I found a lot of non-traditional sources for funding and making these work, which is what I think makes them of interest for this group.




Peter Essick Named one of the 40 most influential nature photographers in the world by Outdoor Photography Magazine, Essick has traveled extensively over the last two decades photographing spectacular natural areas from around the world. He is a working photojournalist, but his photographs move beyond mere documentation revealing in careful compositions the spiritual and emotional aspects of nature. The unique and sometimes surprisingly similar forms and color of divergent pristine lands provide the raw material for Essick’s art. As a counter point, Essick has also done photographs to illustrate many environmental issues, portraying both the human impact of development as well as the enduring power of the land.

Essick has been a frequent contributor to National Geographic Magazine for 30 years. At the Geographic he has produced over 40 feature articles on many different topics. Some of his favorite and most rewarding stories have been on the American wilderness, the carbon cycle, global warming, and global freshwater. Recent stories include a June 2010 cover story on Greenland, a story on the Ansel Adams Wilderness in October 2011,and a story titled “When The Snows Fail” in October 2014.

He is the author of two books, “Our Beautiful, Fragile World” and “The Ansel Adams Wilderness.”

He has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri. He lives in Stone Mountain, GA with his wife, Jackie and son, Jalen.



Anne Berry is an artist from Atlanta, Georgia. She is best known for photographs of children and animals that capture the enchantment and power of the natural world. In 2013 and 2014 Critical Mass included her work in their Top 50 Portfolios. Anne has had solo exhibitions at the Centre for Visual and Performing Arts in Newnan, GA, The Lamar Dodd Art Center in LAGrange, GA and The Rankin Arts Center in Columbus, GA. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including The Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock, England, SCAN Tarragona in Spain, The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Arts in New Orleans.

Books include Through Glass (North Light Press, 2014) and Primates (21st Editions, 2017). Anne’s work is featured in National Geographic Proof, Feature Shoot, The Flannery O’Connor Review, Hufffington Post and Lens Culture, among others. Anne is a founding member of Pigs Fly Photography Collective. Anne lives in Newnan, GA. She is represented by Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston.



Fee $699, EARLY BIRD RATE $649 THROUGH 7/6

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Please note: the Closing Reception for Flora and Fauna will follow the book workshop from 6-8, replacing the Opening Reception previously scheduled for August 4th.