CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/1/2018
We are pleased to announce that as of June 2018, ARTBOOK | D.A.P. is the new distributor of SPBH Editions in the Americas. Born out of Self Publish, Be Happy, SPBH Editions was founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 to promote a new generation of photographers and self-publishers. Through its activities in publishing, the curation of exhibitions and events and education it has helped to support photography culture around the world.
Shortly after the financial crash, at a time when the digital revolution was really taking hold, it became apparent to Ceschel that the traditional publishing industry in which he was working wasn’t going to last. Looking for answers, he discovered an international community of young artists making ground-breaking DIY photography books and zines. A new visual culture was emerging and it needed a platform on which people could engage with it: hence he founded SPBH Editions.
Over the years SPBH Editions has supported a network of emerging photographers around the world, amassed a huge following, partnered with leading institutions such as Tate Modern, Foam and Aperture, and expanded its remit to match an ever-changing visual culture. It now comprises a publishing house, a library of more than 3,000 self-published titles, an education program and an experimental creative studio to direct and produce state-of-the-art visual content and socially engaged events.
New releases include A Rock Is a River, Maya Rochat's alchemical blend of photography and painting; Posturing, a book documenting a new movement in fashion photography that rejects hypersexualized glamour in favor of aesthetic oddness; Money Must Be Made, Lorenzo Vitturi's highly anticipated second photobook; and My Birth, Carmen Winant's acclaimed artist's book presenting photographs of her mother giving birth alongside found images of other women undergoing the same experience.
Hbk, 6 x 7.5 in. / 192 pgs / 57 color / 16 b&w.