Explore the art of bookmaking!

Mastul and Jog Art Space going to organize 5 day long ‘Book Making Workshop’ in association with Nokta and Institute of Fine Arts, University of Chittagong. Workshop will conduct by Arifur Rahman Munir.

Course topics:
Pre Press
  • Book layout making in InDesign
  • Importing Image
  • Exporting file and how to save a file
  • Text handling
  • Setup the software preference and conclusion
Book Layout and Size Determination
  • Pre Press (Design)
  • Typography and Font Selection
  • Understanding Basic Printing
  • Understanding Paper
  • Selecting Paper
  • Relation between Paper and Print
  • Basic Relation between Press to Post Press (Light and Color)
  • [Dot Gain, Bleed, CMYK Conversation and Black and White correction]
Post Press
  • Basic Paper Folding Logic
  • Basic Sewing by Hand
  • Basic Cutting
  • Design and Binding relation
  • Binding Material Choice
About the tutor:
Arifur Rahman Munir began to explore how photography could be a means towards self discovery while working at his printing press, a job he held for 19 years.
A lifelong fan of books and films, and an light designer with the Dhaka Theatre, his passion for photography began with these roots and saw him enroll to become a student at Pathshala at the age of 40.
Now he is comfortable working in spaces that involve emotions and value. He documents psycho-social relationships existing in diverse social orders with instinct and zeal.
Munir is inspired by the writer, Susan Sontag’s comment that she looked to life as an interpreter of her dreams, rather than her dreams as interpreters of her life. He seeks to translate his dreams onto photo papers.
Born in 1970 in Barisal, southern Bangladesh, he works as a freelance photographer, having joined Pathshala in 1999. His career has seen him work on diverse issues across Nepal, Malaysia and Thailand, and he has worked for national and international organizations. He finished his graduation in 1990.
Keen to nourish his desire for lifelong learning, Munir is a keen participant of workshops around the world. These include joint collaborative programmes between Pathshala and Nepal’s Photo Circle, and with Oslo University College in Norway. He has taken part in workshops and programmes run by Philip Blenkinsop of Noor images, Munem Wasif and Lauren Lablanc of Agence Vu, Peruvian curator Jorge Villacorta, Sohrab Hura and Shannon Lee in Singapore, learning about subjects as diverse as documentary photography and alternative printing.
About Nokta:
নোকতা অথবা বিন্দু।
এই বিন্দু কখনো বর্ণমালা রুপে অক্ষরের খেলায় অর্থের বৈচিত্র্য আনে; কখনো ভ্রুণ হয়ে জন্ম দেয় চিত্রের নানা মাধ্যম। সাত লক্ষ বছর আগে পাথরের গায়ে প্রথম আঘাত-বিন্দুর সৃষ্টি এবং প্রথম ইমেজ নির্মাণ। মানুষের শিল্প-জিজ্ঞাসার উদ্ধোধন। সেই থেকে আজকের ডিজিটাল ইমেজ পর্যন্ত বিন্দুই ইমেজকে দিয়েছে প্রাথমিক অবয়ব। তাই ইমেজ নিয়ে লেখালিখি, ইমেজের দর্শন, রাজনীতি, সৌন্দর্যতত্ত্ব, ইমেজের ইমেজ নিয়ে আমাদের প্রকাশ। নাম তার নোকতা, বিন্দু।
Participation fee: General – Tk.5,000/-, Student – Tk.4,000/-
Confirm your participation within March 3, 2017
Apply with short bio and pp size photo at: info.mastul@gmail.com
Last date of registration: March 03, 2017
First meeting with participants: March 05, 2017 at 4.30 pm
Workshop Date: March 9-13, 2017 (10 am – 05 pm)
Venue: Institute of Fine Arts, University of Chittagong
Kausar Haider – 01711-468054
Shohrav Jahan – 01911-112131
Nazir Mahmud Liton – 01711-342989


a photography workshop with Arfun Ahmed

Mastul welcomes applications for CHATTA-METTO, a photography workshop with Arfun Ahmad, set to take place this December in Chittagong. The workshop will create a space