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The book sold out one day after its launch in Tokyo!
Our 2nd book The Middle of Somewhere with Sam Harris, published in 2015, was shortlisted at the POYi Awards for Best Photography Book, shortlisted for the Australian Photobook of the Year Award, where it won the People's Choice Award, it also was finalist at Les Rencontres d'Arles Book Award 2015 and at the GuatePhoto Festival, and ceiba won the Lucie Award for book publisher of the year 2015!
The Middle of Somewhere was named one of the 10 Best Photobooks of 2015 by Martin Amis of the PhotoBookStore in Fotografia Magazine. It was also included on the list of the Best Art Photography Books of 2015 by The Telegraph.
In September 2014 we published Father Figure by photographer Zun Lee. There was a successful launch at the Bronx Documentary Center and the book was shortlisted in the 2014 Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. It was a finalist at the POYi Awards for Best Photography Book, and a winner of the PDN Annual 2015, photo book category!
Copies are available for purchase at the ceiba store.
Here are some words people said:
“The stigma of the absentee father has for decades haunted black men, discouraging some while compelling others to challenge stereotypes by overcompensating for them. As the writer Trymaine Lee noted in the postscript to 'Father Figure,' the intimacy and trust afforded Mr. Lee by his subjects allowed him to strip away 'the mask that so many black men wear to shield any sense of vulnerability from the world, a buffer between them and a society that has so often used them as a source of villainy and caricature.'” ~ Maurice Berger for The New York Times.
“It's obvious but it's also essential. These are pretty much universal feelings that all fathers (and mothers for that matter) go through. But it's that obviousness that makes these sentiments so essential, because (from a distance - I'm not black and I live in the UK) they are so rarely expressed in such a direct manner.” ~ Colin Pantall.
While the design and production are rudimentary in nature, “it is in no way sentimental or romanticized, a well-photographed slice of American life. I don’t think I have ever seen a book quite like it.” ~ Anne Wilkes Tucker.