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Best Books 2013: Manik Katyal

Best Books 2013 Best Books 2013 Manik Katyal Best Books picks from Editor-in-Cheif of Emaho Magazine Manik Katyal.

By Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

SCARTI is another keeper from London-based artist duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. 10 years after the publication of Ghetto, "which was made with blood, sweat and tears, I promise," to quote Adam. Scarti is a by-product of the printing process revealing striking and uncanny combinations.
By Kosuke Okahara
Backyard Project

Carefully designed, Kosuke has put in a lot of effort in the selection of traditional Japanese paper and ancient binding technique to give the atmosphere of Chinese paleography in the book. It is a beautiful hand-made book that is about the China's forgotten leprosy colonies. With very strong visual images, the text is complimented by Takeshi Nishio who traveled with Kosuke to the far corners of rural China.
By Munem Wasif
Clémentine de la Féronnière

An 11 year old beautiful memoir of Old-Dhaka, Belongings is a classic example of intimate daily life, documented by Bangladeshi photographer Munem Wasif.
By Lieko Shiga

Revolving around day-day activities in the Kitakama area, Rasen Kaigan explores the dark and horrifying world of Japanese photographer Lieko Shiga.
By Carlos Spottorno
RM & Phree

PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) is a provoking illustration of ground realities in Europe's worst economic crisis, by Spanish Photographer Carlos Spottorno, in an interesting 'Economist' template.
By Lorenzo Vitturi
Self Publish Be Happy

Dalston Anatomy by Italian photographer Lorenzo Vitturi is a beautiful book with vibrant and illusionary mix of sculptures showcasing artifacts of Ridley Market Road in East-London. Dalston Anatomy for me is the 'Book of the Year.'
By Joan Fontcuberta

The genius of Fontcuberta is seen yet again with his new publication by MACK in collaboration with Hasselblad Foundation, which is a collection of his work from 1984-2002 with his constant approach of questioning and investigating the photographic medium.
By Oscar Monzon
RVB / Dalpine

Karma is a brilliantly crafted mess of pictures taken from different angles between 2009 and 20013. By Spanish Photographer Oscar Monzon, it is a book about the relationship between vehicles waiting on the traffic light at night and people inside.
By Kürsat Bayhan
Self Published

Away from Home is an outstanding long-term documentation by Kursat Bayan about the change in the society and its ill effects causing a continued trend of migration.

By Eric Stephanian
Self Published

Lucas is a self-published zine by Eric Stephanian, about the only meeting Eric had with his son. It might not be the most attractive publication, but that one picture that Eric took of his son's, zooms out into a 12 page zine and is enough to leave a strong impact on the reader.

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Manik Katyal is the Founder, Curator, Photo Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Emaho Magazine — an online publication that aims to put forward emerging artists by organizing international exhibitions and workshops. Katyal is a journalist who has interviewed some of the world's renowned photographers. He was nominated for the ‘Creative Entrepreneur of 2012’ award by the British Council.

Katyal was a judge at the FORMAT International Photography Festival, The Reminders Stronghold Project Grant, and FotoDoks Workshop in support of VII Photo Agency. Katyal participated for 2012 Fotovisura Grant with fellow judges from Time, New York Times, CNN, New Yorker and many others. He served on the panel for the 2013 LUCEO Student Awards and the International Photography Awards 2013. Katyal also served as a portfolio reviewer for FORMAT International Photography, Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival, Angkor Photo Festival, Encontros da Imagem, and Arles.