ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

ASMP TALK: Publishing Your Book – Working With a Publisher or Self-publishing with Thomas Werner

By September 17, 2019 September 19th, 2019 Strictly Business Blog, Webinars

Wednesday, October 16 @ 12:00pmET

Join us for a discussion with photographer/author/editor Thomas Werner about publishing your book – working with a publisher or self-publishing.

During this webinar you will receive an overview of the challenges and rewards of working with a publisher and self-publishing.

Learn from Thomas Werner, author of the book, The Fashion Image, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, and Editor at Large for IRKmagazine, a Paris based fashion and culture magazine and web site. Thomas was recently contracted to write a second for Bloomsbury on fine art photography, and has reviewed a number of book proposals and books in progress for the Bloomsbury.

Register in advance for this webinar below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the webinar on October 16th. The webinar will also be recorded and posted in the ASMP Webinar Archives for viewing by members at a later date.

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Speaker Bio: Thomas Werner

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Thomas is the author of the book, The Fashion Image, for Bloomsbury Press, London, with a second book on fine art photography currently being written for the publisher. An Editor at Large for IRKmagazine, a Paris based fashion and culture magazine and web site and past Photography Program Director at Parsons School of Design in New York, Thomas currently lectures internationally on topics of photography, fashion, education, and contemporary professional practices.

He is the former owner of Thomas Werner Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea Art District, and a former National Board member and New York Chapter President for the American Society of Media Photographers. Werner also led a team developing a media and literacy web site and resource center in five languages, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic and English for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations/UNESCO. He has worked with the United States Department of State on cultural projects in Russia, and been a photography consultant for COACH and Rodale Publishing, among others. Thomas was a recurrent instructor at the United Nations Education First Summer School, and is now presenting workshops on effective message development and visual communication on an international basis.

Over the last 13 years his research has been Russia centric spending an average of 30 days a year there partnering with 32 cultural, educational, and governmental organizations to develop projects in 29 cities. The focus has been the introduction of contemporary education methodologies, and the development of creative cultures within the country. Russian partners have included: The State Hermitage Museum, the National Center of Contemporary Art, Perm Regional Government, The Moscow Biennale for Young Art, National Centre of Photography for the Russian Federation, The Central State Archive of Film, Photographic and Phonographic Documents, The Moscow Biennale, The Pro Arte Foundation, and others. He has curated exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including seven co-curated exhibitions at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His private collection of Russian photographs and artifacts have been exhibited internationally.

For more information about Thomas Werner’s projects, go to and find him on Instagram @Thomaswernerprojects.

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