New York Photobooks

About photobooks – old and new.

Cristina De Middel – SPBH Book Club Vol. III


Author: Cristina De Middel
Published in April, 2013, by Self Published Be Happy (SPBH)
Edition size: 500
8vo, illustrated hardcovers, 60 pages and 30 color plates, printed in lithography

Publisher’s note: “The third edition of the SPBH Book Club is by photographer Cristina De Middel. SPBH describes this project as a challenge for the archetype of street photography and the language and veracity of the photograph as a document. De Middel takes us out onto the shimmering streets of New York City, and playfully works with visual tropes to illuminate the surreal quality of space within the city. Embodying the notion of the American Dream and the tingling sensation of collective fascination with such an iconic place, the book is something of an enigma and hints at a multilayered story – through signifiers and visual clues, the viewer is invited to piece together the sum of its parts, as in a game or a puzzle.”

De Middel gained international acclaim last year wither her self published book The Afronauts which, in just a few months from its release, became widely praised and highly collectable. She won the ICP Infinity Award.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on January 2, 2017 by in New York photobooks.
January 2017

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 13 other subscribers
%d bloggers like this: