Self Publish, Be Happy: A Diy Photobook Manual And Manifesto

Art Book from United Kingdom. Published by anonymous on Friday 13 November 2015.

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Year: 2015 For sale : GBP £19.95

An economic and cultural revolution has shaken the photobook world in the last five years: self-publishing.

An army of photographers operating as publishers have had an instrumental role in today’s photobook renaissance. Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto offers a do-it-yourself manual and a survey of key examples of self-published success stories, as well as a self-publishing manifesto and list of resources.

The manual portion of this volume offers insight, advice, and rudimentary how-tos for the photographer interested in self-publishing. The survey offers an overview of the contemporary self-publishing landscape; each case study illustrates a particular theme and genre of self-publishing (such as diary, documentary, or conceptual object), and will be accompanied by personal testimonies from the artists who created them. Author Bruno Ceschel, founder of the Self Publish, Be Happy organization, provides a rallying cry for all those involved in the contemporary photobook revolution—a moment in which the photobook, in all its infinitesimal manifestations, has never before been so omnipresent in our cultural landscape, nor so critical to the photographer’s practice.


In the first of a new series of experimental publisher residencies at The Photographers’ Gallery, we have invited Self Publish, Be Happy to move their office into our studio floor to coincide with the launch of Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto by Bruno Ceschel (Aperture/SPBH Editions 2015) for a performative and participatory version of their working week. The project will run from the 20th – 27th November, with the Opening night and Book Launch from 6pm-9pm on Friday 20th November. Please join us for a drink and to have your copy signed.

SIGNED COPIES of the publication are available to pre-order now, and order all throughout the week.

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