Sam Harris’ MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


Book Title: Middle of Somewhere

Photographer/s: Sam Harris

Place of publication: New York

Year of publication: 2015

Publisher: Ceiba

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 245 x 185 mm

Edition size: 600

Binding, paper & printing details: Soft cover, section sewn, colour offset prints on coated paper with rounded corners, uncoated paper inserts, packaged in a raw canvas bag.

Number of pages: 190

Number of pictures: 142

Designer: Eva-Maria Kunz & Sam Harris in collaboration with Yael Harris & Candy Pilar Godoy

Cover Design: Uma Harris

Editor: Eva-Maria Kunz & Sam Harris

Printer: EBS, Italy

ISBN: 978-194178-1-01-2

Retail price: $159 USD

Where to buy; stores/ distributors/URLS: Ceiba

Link/s to existing book reviews: ‘Capture Magazine‘, ‘Burn Magazine‘, ‘Wallpaper‘, ‘Lens Culture

Summary of project:

In a digital world saturated with consumerism, The Middle of Somewhere brings a voice of an unaffected childhood in a remote corner of the world, the Southwest of Australia.

With a warmth and candour rarely seen, Sam Harris focuses his lens on his daughters’ childhood, in a place where they are free to experience the wonder of their surroundings. The trees and the shadows, the sunlit faces and the passing seasons, are movingly brought to life by his evocative photography.

This body of work spans a twelve-year period in the life of the photographer’s family, since they have boldly decided to leave the rat race in search for a simpler existence. A Travelogue insert is included in the book from the family’s life on the road in Australia and in villages in India where they lived for several years and birthed their second daughter.

Simultaneously expressing something about the meanings of love, growing up, sisterhood, family, landscape, and the rhythm of nature, Harris’ work is at once both intimate and all embracing and is a memorable and inspiring collection of images that will both please the eye and stir the soul.”