Self Publishers United is a growing initiative of photographers in The Netherlands that have published their own photo books. Analogue books in a digital world. Self Publishers United believes that printed photo books are an essential tool for today’s photographer. Technology has enabled contemporary photographers to showcase their work in books designed, bound and printed on their own initiative, without being restricted by a publisher. The photographers affiliated with Self Publishers United share a certain photographic approach and the books are made in a special way. Self Publishers United is a non-profit informal organisation run by the photographers themselves to form a strong base for promoting and selling their beautiful art books. The Nederlands Fotomuseum has acquired Self Publishers United’s collection of books and has included it in their collection.
By creating their own platform, the photographers will have a better position to find their way on the (inter)national book markets.