The self publish movement – is an answer to the question ‘How to distribute photography and publish beyond a regulated art world.’ Self Publish Be Happy is a five year old website and blog that documents the self published artist book. A sample of books, a manual and a manifesto is gathered in a new book published by author artist and founder Bruno Ceschel under the same name.
Self Publication is: ‘…a tradition based on resistance and defiance – to power, ideology, the status quo, and the market. Political and religious pamphlets, erotic novels, futurist manifestos, dadist journals, punk and skate zines: these publications have not only disseminated ideas via alternative channels, but also created a social space around them. Their circulation has been an agent of aggregation, of social interaction and exchange.’ – Bruno Ceschel (2015)
Fascinating collections of artists in book and on website.