Best Books 2013 Best Books 2013 10x10 Photobooks Best Books picks from 10x10 Photobooks co-founders Matthew Carson, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich.10x10 Photobooks: Matthew Carson, Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich
Three people collaboratively selecting ten photobooks for a “best of 2013” list. Not an easy task. It requires a lot of discussion to see where there is overlap and where there is not. It can make for a bit of dysfunction. We started to notice that not just the process, but also many of the books on our list dealt with dysfunction in one way or another. A dysfunction that incites a discussion – much like our 10x10 practice. Here is our admittedly dysfunctional list for the best photobooks of 2013.
Russet Lederman is a media artist, researcher and photobook collector who lives in New York City. She is a co-founder of the 10x10 Photobooks project and teaches media art theory and writing in the MFA Art Criticism & Writing program and MFA Computer Art department at the School of Visual Arts, New York. She regularly writes on photobooks for print publications and the International Center of Photography Library blog.
Olga Yatskevich is a New York-based photobook collector. She is the founder of the Facebook Photobook Group, a forum for discussion on various aspects of photobook culture. She organizes photobook meet-ups in NYC and writes the phot(o)lia blog, which features titles from her growing collection. She is a co-founder of the 10x10 Photobooks project.