SPBH Book Club
Self Publish, Be Happy is turning two and to celebrate two extraordinary years we have embarked upon a new (ad)venture with the launch of Self Publish, Be Happy Book Club.
Self Publish, Be Happy Book Club offers to its members a series of three photobooks per year, made exclusively for them. Each volume contains a series of never been seen before photographs. Because of the limited and controlled distribution of the publications each will offer something very intimate, experimental and off-beat. Like a little secret, the content of each book will never be revealed further than the club.
A Self Publish, Be Happy Book Club member is entitled to:
- 3 books published by SPBH exclusively for the Club members. The book will be posted to the members every four months.
- Invite to the Book Club Gatherings
- Invite to SPBH events (exhibitions, talks, etc)
A 12 month membership costs £100
One can join the club at any given time (you will receive 3 publications starting from the next one available)
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note the price is 100 + 10 postage rates from the UK*
SPBH Book Club Vol I
by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
The first volume collects a series of polaroids by acclaimed artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin.
Mixing private moments, self portraits and images from their documentary projects, the beautiful collection of personal polaroids form an intimate and imperfect inventory of their fifteen year collaboration . Each copy of the book comes with an original polaroid produced for the project.
SPBH Book Club Vol II
by Brad Feuerhelm
The second volume features a number of images from Brad Feuerhelm's collection of vernacular photography, re-edited and re-purposed for a dark and poetic investigation of America.
SPBH Book Club Vol III The third edition of the SPBH Book Club is by photographer Cristina de Middel. De Middel gained international acclaim last year with her self published book The Afonaunts which, in just a few moths from its release, became widely praised and highly collectable. She is also nominated for the prestigious Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2013 and recently won the ICP Infinity Award
by Cristina de Middel
This new project challenges the archetype of street photography and the language and veracity of the photograph as a document. De Middel takes us out onto the shimmering streets of New York City, and playfully works with visual tropes to illuminate the surreal quality of space within the city. Embodying the notion of the American Dream and the tingling sensation of collective fascination with such an iconic place, the book is something of an enigma and hints at a multilayered story - through signifiers and visual clues, the viewer is invited to piece together the sum of its parts, as in a game or a puzzle.