Photo-Eye, the renowned US photobook store and blog recently featured The Middle of Somewhere as it’s book of the week with a lovely review by Daniel Boetker-Smith (Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive).
“I was asked by someone yesterday to describe Harris’ book in one sentence, I said without thinking: ‘it’s like looking at a Super-8 film in book form.’ This is a unique and special book.”
It was a total surprise and a huge honour to have my book The Middle of Somewhere selected as a finalist at the prestigious Pictures Of the Year International 73. POYi has been around for quite some time and firmly established as one of the worlds leading photographic awards. POYi also run seminars and workshops and are increasingly becoming a center for research, discussion and education.
Raj Lalwani reviews The Middle of Somewhere for Better Photography Magazine, India.
“This is a photobook that consistently leaves you surprised. Considering that the subject matter itself is rather limited in its range, this is an astounding feat.”
I’m feeling blessed and most grateful. The Middle of Somewhere has won ‘Australian Photobook of the Year – Peoples Choice Award‘ 2015, so special to receive this. Thanks to everyone who voted and to Momento Pro & PHOTOBOOK MELBOURNE – it’s wonderful to know that the public enjoyed my book.
To coincide with winning Australian Photobook of the Year 2015 – The People’s Choice Award, i spoke with the award sponsors Momento Pro about making photobooks; We discussed editing, design and layout, the differences between trade publishing and self-publishing, distribution, promotion, the importance of making dummies and photo festivals around the world.