After its release in Swiss Germany, this film distributed by Cinélibre makes its way to the Swiss French theaters with the support of Visions du Réel On Tour.
'How to make a Book with Steidl' is one of the first to unveil the making of photographic books.
For 40 years, Gerhard Steidl has combined the roles of printer and publisher, resolved to personally check each sheet leaving his printing shop in Göttingen. This perfectionism, combined with an unconditional love for books, for the traditional printing craft, and a commitment to the quality standards of manufacturing (in the original sense of the word, made by hand), has gained worldwide attention. The most internationally renowned photographic artists vie for the opportunity to collaborate with Gerhard Steidl, to conceive and produce the perfect publication with him.