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2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day 17

Books 2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Seventeen Day 17 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!

Jörg Colberg's Favorite

The Heavens
Photographs by Barbara Bosworth

"This year one particular book struck a chord with me: Barbara Bosworth's The Heavens. I can't stop looking at it not because I used to be an astrophysicist, but because the artist didn't attempt to be one. Instead, these photographs hint at the sublime beauty that we all feel in the presence of celestial bodies, and they even endow the moon and sun with characters. The photographs in this book are all felt, not seen — and that's really the best an artist can hope for."

Deanna Templeton's Favorite
Women's Market
Photographs by Tom Wood

"I picked this book for one particular photo, an older lady holding a cigarette inside a café by the window and on the other side of the glass is a young girl and her reflection leaning, looking. Both are making eye contact with the lens...Everything is perfect in this image."

Andrew Roth's Favorite
Amsterdam Stuff
Concept by Jerzy Gawronski, Peter Kranendonk and Willem van Zoetendaal. Photography by Harold Strak.

"Amsterdam Stuff is an insightful historical document and at the same time a luxurious, rigorously designed, fully realized object."