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2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day 16

Books 2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Sixteen Day 16 of our series featuring the Favorite Photobooks of 2018! This year we asked a number of luminaries from the photobook world to select their favorite photobook of the year. The list will continue to grow, so check back each day for a new group of favorite books!"

This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of our renowned listing of the year's best photobooks. To mark this milestone, we've decided to do something a bit different. We've asked 88 internationally recognized luminaries from the photobook world to choose their favorite photobook of the year. Their favorite book could be unforgettable for any number of reasons but the chosen books affected our selectors on a very personal level. These books led each of our contributors to conclude, "If there's one book not to miss this year, it would be this!"

Each day for the following two weeks we will publish additional titles selected by our distinguished group of photobook lovers. Subscribe to PhotoBookDaily to get our email announcements in advance!

Check back daily to see a new group of favorite books!

Matthew Genitempo's Favorite

Past K-Ville
Photographs by Mark Steinmetz

"Castaways, spray painted testimonies, and young love all bound by a deep affection for the South. A profound reminder of our own desire and the shadows we throw upon the earth and one another. They’re just pictures, but pictures we can write into our own truths."

Lesley A. Martin's Favorite
Photographs by Jacqueline Hassink

"Unwired epitomizes Hassink’s rigorous, research-driven process, juxtaposing a typology of tightly framed portraits of people lost in their devices and screens against a series of ‘White Spot’ landscapes from Iceland, Kenya, Germany, and the U.S., among other locations. Each of the landscapes depicts a site of 'non-connection' — places where cell-phone reception and digital data streams are nonexistent or purposefully blocked."

Martin Parr's Favorite
The Portraits
Photographs by John Myers

"John Myers, one of the great photographers from the UK who has been somewhat overlooked, is having this discrepancy corrected with this series of books from RRB publishers. The first features the wonderful portraits that Myers took in the 70s, many of which came from his original project, Middle England. These deadpan portraits...just sing off the page."