Jan Rosseel


Masterclass with Jan Rosseel 

- SEPTEMBER 23 - 27 2021 -

NEW: Each participant will get a pre-workshop Skype session with

Jan Rosseel/NW to give more insight in the proposed book project.

“The photo book as object” 

A five day photo book making workshop with Jan Rosseel.


The main goal of the course is to learn all the practical aspects of book making and how to problem solve

the medium shift between singular images to the book as an object in the current environment of photography.


Subjects will be the editing and compiling process, concept development, design issues like choice of

size, paper, grid and typography, and the guidance of the printing process. The workshop is designed for photographers

who are interested in working on a concept, edit and sequence for a book.



During the workshop, Jan will share his experience in conceptual work with photography books and photography

book production, combining the points of view of photographer and graphic designer.


Together with the participants, they will go through the main stages of book production, from the concept to completion of

a dummy. Challenging the students to think outside their framework and create a unique object that complements

the photographers’ vision.


The workshop consists of lectures, practical classes and work on the students’ own book project resulting in the production of a dummy book/publication by each of the participants.

The workshop is divided in two parts.


During the first part (Day one & Day two) students are encouraged to share ideas and spark creative genius

discussing and thinking about concepts for each other.

The second part (Day three / Day five) is more individual in which students will work on an idea conceived in

the first part of the workshop and create a dummy. During this part Jan will guide the students and help with

ideas, problem solving and probably stitching and gluing.



The workshop is aimed at photographers with a substantial project or body of work and are planning a publication.

In addition to the images, the participants are encouraged to bring any other materials that can be potentially

incorporated into their publication, such as texts, graphic elements, etc. It is highly recommended to

bring along your B and C selections of pictures, including pictures you have doubts about or mind find less



In order to attend the workshop,

you’ll need to have a laptop with Indesign and Photoshop, as well as small prints of your project for

editing. We will provide some basic binding tools and a printer to produce the final dummies.

The course is open for international participants.

The lectures will be held in English.


5 days masterclass:

- A non-refundable deposit of 50% is to be paid when we confirm that you are assigned to the workshop and the remaining fee is to be paid latest 1O.9.21 (contact us to make another rate agreement)


The price includes

a 2O minute skype meeting with Jan/NW before the workshops starts

+ A common welcome breakfast the first day

Participants will be expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Please contact us if you want help or some local information.

There may be some extra costs related to developing, scanning, printing, paper and other material depending on your choice of creative process during the workshop.

What to bring

  • Your portfolio/project images printed

  • Visual research / inspiration / ideas

  • A laptop with InDesign and Photoshop and external harddisc

  • Your photo equipment , films and paper

  • And whatever tools that apply to your creative process

Workshop outline

The workshop will focus on understanding the process of storytelling with a personal vision – exploring

ways to incorporate your personal vision and voice into your work. We will work on the editing process,

conceptualising ideas and presentation.

Shaping ideas into a dummy for publication.

The workshop will confront and help deal with your fears, strengths, anxieties and weaknesses both as a photographer

and person.


This workshop will explore the process of generating ideas and refining concepts in the pursuit of a successful

photographic series and publication.


Through individual and group discussions and

critique of current work and interests, students will examine the strengths of their ideas and intentions, develop

skills to better conceptualise satisfying and sustaining projects and realise the potential of their ideas

and photography.


Students will arrive with an ideas they'd like to work on.

The first days will be spent examining and deconstructing

those ideas, deciding which are viable, which are not.

Every morning starts with 5 minute sessions. Each participant presents new ideas in max. 5 minutes. Afterwards

there will be 5 minutes Q&A by the other participants.


Feedback is crucial for the development of

each project and therefore participants are encouraged to play an active role in discussions.

Constructive criticism, honesty and fairness towards each other are key words to get the best out of each other.


The program is subject to change, depending on the needs and development of the projects.


Expect to make long days if needed, push your boundaries and explore new ways of storytelling.

Get inspired by your peers and be a source of inspiration to others. Share your ideas and knowledge.

Experimenting is encouraged.










Apply now – deadline September 1st -

there are only few seats.

Send us the following in one simple PDF:

* Your name and contact information

* Bio, statement & CV

* A short text describing your work and motivation for the workshop

* A selection of 10-15 images and send



- Latest one week after receiving the application, we will send you notification of acceptance to the workshop

Terms & conditions

NW Gallery reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient participants or reasons beyond our control. In such a case, a full and immediate refund of the workshop fee will be issued.

NW Gallery is not responsible for reimbursement of travel, accomandation or other expenses in case the workshop is cancelled.

If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, this must be confirmed in a writing notification.

  • if the participant informs of cancellation more than 14 days before the workshop starts, the paid fee above deposit will be refunded, if the cancellation is less than 14 days before the workshop starts, no credits can be issued.

NW Gallery reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by September 1st 2020.

Covid-19 situation.

We will follow the Danish authorities guidelines regarding health and safeness.

Be sure to check your countries adivise and rules regarding corona pass, travelling and carantene when returning.


01.09.2021          Final deadline for application

10.09.2020         Full payment

23.09.2021          Workshop first day –

                              common breakfast from 10:00

27.09.2021          Workshop last day until ca. 18

About Jan Rosseel

He studied photography at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Århus, Denmark.

Since graduating he has been nominated for the Prix Pictet, Steenbergen Stipendium, Dutch Doc Award, Photo Academy Award, and was selected as FOAM Magazine Talent 2014.

Next to photography, Jan Rosseel also works together with other photographers creating concepts for photography books, exhibitions and ideas for new ways of visual storytelling. He has held workshops in Tokyo, Oslo and Luxemburg.

Jan Rosseel is especially known for his way of seeing the individual project, the person behind and the possibilities in visualizing the story in  a book format. In a professional and sensitive was, he guides the participants through five days, giving it all, to make the most out of the time we have together.

What To Bring With You

  • Artist statement about your project
  • Ideas you would like to work on
  • Visual research / inspiration / ideas
  • A laptop and external harddisc
  • Your photo equipment, films, paper
  • Your portfolio (about 30 images, printed )
  • Your own or other photo-publications, books or zines- carnet or other materials you think are interesting
  • Music playlist with your favourite music, music instruments (if you play any)
  • Chocolate (for addicts)
  • A good mood

 For more information and details about the workshops, please contact us:


Opening hours

By appointment