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Publish yourself, be lucky! DIY Savers of the Photographic Industry and the Arts and Designer
Self- Publish, Be Happy is five years old. Founded in May 2010, it is at the forefront of the self-publishing revolution, encourages young journalists to make and publish their own works and offers a one-of-a-kind on-line platform where these works can be bought directly by the artists.
The SPBH is part of a heritage that can be retraced back to 1963 and the release of Ed Ruscha's groundbreaking 26 Gas Stations. Produced at a low price in a run of 300 copies, Ruscha's self-edited volume originally sells for $3 per copy. Her dry styling, her daily themes and what would today be called "zine-aesthetics" were so much in keeping with the high artistic demands of the photographic world that the Library of Congress refused her as a work.
Ruscha's goal in the following issues was "to create a high quality bulk product" and not a valuable fine arts textbook in a restricted number. At the moment Ceschel and his staff are guests at the Photographers' Gallery in London, where almost 1,000 works from their archives can be seen. There are a number of activities - lectures, screening, artists' presentation - throughout the weeks, with Ceschel extending his Manifest in a Thursday night series.
To the inquisitive, Self Publish, Be Happy: The DIY manual and manifesto is the best place to understand the recent grass roots upheaval. The questionnaire comprises 75 volumes, divided into five chapters: However, her fusion of intimacy and observability is characteristic of SPBH; she even has a cheeky subgenre named Self Publish, Be naughty.
Among them Gomorrah Gal by Valerio Spada about a young woman who grows up in the shadows of the Naples police force, and The Afronauts by Cristina de Middel, which refers to Zambia's short-lived 1960s aerospace program (and perhaps the most important self-published photo book of the last five years, in regard to its effect and its now almost mythic status).
While Ed Ruscha is one of the formative self-published photographic identities, the other is the heritage of the civilization of zines and its crude, dotty aesthetics of DII. This can be felt in many SPBH manuscripts, not to speak of the political and economic aspects of self-publishing. Just like early single punks and post-punk artists, these titles often go down in photo book annals in no time or, as is more the case today, to the collector's collection, where they are highly sought-after and attractively priced due to their small editions.
Africans have crossed 1,000 pounds, as has Effect Twin, even though it was released just a few month ago. SPBH's continued involvement as a mediator of the DIIY mindset confirms Ceshel's conviction that self-publication is an impartial state of thought, an approach that is equally aestetic.