Blurb, a  creative publishing and marketing platform, is hosting a free 12-day pop-up event in London from 3-14 November.

Promising workshops and seminars from internationally acclaimed photographers, this 12-day event will kick-off on Wednesday 3 November with the Photography Book Now Gala, an exhibition of the winning portfolio books from this year's competition.  
 
Each day of the Blurb pop-up store will host a different theme and associated seminars and workshops.

"From photography and portfolios to design, fashion, fundraising books and more, Blurb’s pop-up store tutorials will be packed with great tips on how to take stunning images, with insight from world-class photographers, including Martin Hartley, who documents some of the most inaccessible places on Earth, and wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini," Blurb insists.

"Attendees can also hear from photography self-publishing experts ACB Cooperative and Self Publish, Be Happy as well as enjoy and inspirational talk from Magnum photographer Peter Marlow."
 
Blurb's pop-up store is at 27-28 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8DH, London, all are welcome over the 12 days.

Blurb books
 
Workshop sessions include portrait photography & bookmaking, top tips for taking better travel photos, bookmaking class: travel and a self-publishing debate with guest panelist Bruno Ceschel, founder of Self Publish, Be Happy.

Also planned are top tips on self-publishing with insight from Jonathan Lewis of ABC Cooperative and a talk from Magnum photographer Peter Marlow.
 
For more details on the different events at Blurb on Eastcastle Street, and to RSVP for the photography workshops visit http://www.blurb.com/events/londonpopup.

Judith Stenneken Awarded Photography Book Now $25,000 Grand PrizeJudith Stenneken was awarded the Photography Book Now $25,000 Grand Prize.

In September, Judith Stenneken, a professional photographer from Berlin, Germany, scooped the $25,000 Photography Book Now Grand Prize, worth over £16,000, for her photography book, 'Last Call.'

Stenneken’s work was chosen by an esteemed panel of judges who reviewed more than 2,300 books from 40 countries to select the most creative, most innovative and finest self-published photography books entered into the competition.
 
'Last Call' features photographs captured at the historic Tempelhof Airport in Berlin between February and October 2008. The airport, which was an important lifeline for residents of West Berlin during the Cold War, shut its doors for the last time on 31 October, 2008.