Selfself was born from the need to create a structure and a community that can support young authors and more established photographers in the realization of their photographic projects. Selfself is an independent digital platform, completely developed and managed by a dedicated team that deals with the selection and development of photographic editorial products through the crowdfunding method, allowing each author involved to raise the funds needed to print their own book. Fundamental is the involvement of the public and the support of the community, which in this way guarantees an active participation in first person in the creation of the final project. The works selected by the platform are followed at three hundred and sixty degrees, from conception to distribution, supporting the photographers in the management of their work, in the design of the editorial product and in the creation and management of the pre-sale campaign of the book.
MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS HAVE CHOSEN SELFSELF TO REALIZE THEIR PROJECTS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY
Adina Salome Harnischfeger, Agnemag, Aina Maria Cantallops Cifre, Alessandro Trapezio, Alessia Morellini, Alexia Colombo, Anna Breit, Annika Weertz, Arianna Genghini, Arianna Todisco, Bartolomeo Rossi, Camilla Cattabriga, Carola Blondelli, Carolina Lopez, Caroline Dare, Caroline Mackintosh, Chiara Cappetta, Chiara Cunzolo, Chiara Lombardi, Chiara Vitellozzi, Cinzia Gaia Brambilla, Clara Milo, Clara Nebeling, Costanza Musto, COVISIONI:, Cristina Altieri, Diego Costantini Eleonora Sabet, Elisa Moro, Era Enesi, Federica Cocciro e Francesca del Boca, Francesco Sambati, Gaia Bonanomi, Giacomo Infantino, Giovanni Cobianchi, Giulia Degasperi, Giulia Gatti, Jasmine Bannister, Jule Wild, Kaisar Ahamed, Kris Voitkiv, Laurie Bassett, Leonardo Taddei, Liza Kanaeva-Hunsicker, Lorena Florio, Luca Meola, Luisa Gutiérrez, Lydia Metral, Marco Barbieri, Marco Donazzan, Marco Trinchillo, Maria Maglionico, Marta Blue, Matis Ferioli, Maya Francis, Megan Auer, Milena Villaln, Rafa Jacinto, Roberta Krasnig, Serena Salerno, Simone Steenberg, Sophie Kampf, Valentina De Santis e Ilaria Lagioia, Valeria Dellisanti, Valerio Di Girolamo, Vittoria Fragapane, Vittoria Mazzonis
How it works
CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGNS FOR THE REALIZATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECTS, A NEW WAY OF PUBLISHING
CROWDFUNDING IS NOT SHOPPING
Crowdfunding, literally collective funding, is a collaborative process of a group of people using their own money to support the efforts of people and organizations in the realization of projects and/or products. Funding, in this case of a book, is done through the purchase of rewards which include various items including the book itself. The sum of these donations, in a given time, will allow the finalization and production of the physical project if the minimum threshold indicated in each campaign is reached. Each campaign is structured on a fundraising through the purchase of packages (rewards). These rewards allow those who purchase to receive a testimonial of the donation, providing a new inclusive and involved way of publishing.
At the end of each campaign, the achievement of the minimum threshold necessary for the production of the book will be evaluated. If the indicated quota is reached, it will be possible to proceed with the physical realization of the book, always printed in a minimum number of 120 copies.
AUTHORS E PROJECTS
The authors involved in Selfself are young and/or emerging photographers, but not only. The platform presents a selection of authors, sought on the basis of the projectuality of their work or selected as a result of spontaneous candidacy, after evaluation of the proposed project. The photographers, both italian and foreign, come from the most diverse working and creative backgrounds. The works that make up each campaign are part of a strictly personal research that the photographer wants to show to the public and that, thanks to the same, will be created through crowdfunding in an author-fruitor relationship. Each work is reviewed together with the author through an editing process, studied to finalize the physical object, which involves several creative steps to be realized in one to one interviews between photographer and platform.