WorkshopONE took place in Inspirational Arts, Dublin. This four-day workshop introduced participants to theoretical and practical knowledge of photobook making and covered areas such as the photobook as object, the photobook as a curatorial space, editing and sequencing, the role of design and text, and binding and stitching, amongst others. By the end of the workshop each participant produced their own hand-stitched, hand-bound photobook maquette. See the books below!


Books made at Workshop

One Room

Nina Szymanska

This photobook is a journal, an intimate record of Szymanska’s relationship with her mother and the times they spent together over the past four years. These photographs were taken after the Szymanska’s mother moved from her family town in Turek in Poland to Dublin, and lay bare the difficulties of settling down and starting life from the beginning.


  • Softcover with band
  • Saddle stitched
  • 100mm x 150mm
  • 34 pages
  • 15 photographs

The Laundromat That Never Sleeps

Aoife Challis

Exploring the grain of New York city, spying on a metropolis. ‘The Laundromat That Never Sleeps’ is made up of images taken by Challis while living in New York in the summer of 2012.



  • Hand-embossed hard cover
  • Coptic bound
  • 125mm x 180mm
  • 56 pages in 7 signatures
  • 31 photographs

神话 - fairytale

Nikki O’Carroll

Curiosity struck when Nikki O’Carroll came across a processed role of film wound up in a film canister. When scanned it revealed one far away family’s holiday snapshots. O’Carroll uses these found photographs to create a fictional narrative, a fairytale.


  • Hand embossed soft cover
  • Japanese bound
  • 137mm x 91mm
  • 28 pages
  • 25 photographs

Silent Conversations

Raymond Keaveney

This book, made up of selected images from Keaveney's vast catalogue, explores the relationship between people and objects, audience and artwork, within the museum environment.



  • Hand embossed soft cover
  • Singer stitched, swiss bound
  • 170mm x 245mm
  • 38 pages
  • 18 photographs


Eoghan Kavanagh

A retrospective of the last 20 years of work by landscape photographer Eoghan Kavanagh. 'Skyline' traces the development of Kavanagh's work over time and marks the transition from his work then to his work now.




  • Case bound
  • Cover covered in cloth and screen printed
  • Slip case with image
  • 300mm x 235mm
  • 90 pages
  • 38 photographs

Not Definitely Not

Jennifer Gardner

'Whether the events in our lives are good or bad greatly depends on the way we perceive them' - Lee Welch. 'Not Definitely Not' reveals Gardner's poetic approach to often overlooked elements of everyday life.


  • Hand embossed gate fold hard cover
  • Saddle stitched 
  • 120mm x 120mm
  • 25 pages in 3 booklets
  • 11 photographs