The organisation, founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010, collects and studies self-published photobooks through a programme of events, workshops, and live on/offline projects. The London-based collection now contains more than 2,000 publications, and exists as both a physical manifestation of a worldwide movement and, as SPBH refers to it, a “call to action”, aiming to inspire visitors to create books through different photographic and printing processes.
The four-day programme, which runs during the Offprint London art publishing fair, includes workshops, presentations and performances by Simon Baker, Curator of Photography at the Tate Modern, Antony Cairns, as well as ‘Selfie Stick Aerobic’ by Arvida Byström and Maja Malou Lyse, ‘The Smoke House’ by Melinda Gibson.
See the Self Publish, Be Happy website for details. **