Self Publish, Be Happy, founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010, collects, studies, and celebrates self-published photobooks through an ongoing program of workshops, live events, and on/offline projects. Its London-based collection contains more than two thousand publications. Self Publish, Be Happy is the physical manifestation of a worldwide online community formed of a new, ever-evolving generation of young artists, who experiment, stretch, and play with the medium of photography. Authored by Ceschel, with an essay by MoMA librarian David Senior, Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto traces the economic, cultural and creative revolution that is self-publishing. Working with various case studies, this vibrantly colourful volume is a must for anyone interested in both the creative and pragmatic aspects of independent publishing. Published by Aperture Foundation (NYC) and Self Publish, Be Happy (London).
512 pages, 21 x 27.5cm, softcover, Aperture Foundation (NYC)/Self Publish, Be Happy (London).