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2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Eight

Books 2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Eight Day 8 of our 14-day 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 over the next two weeks, 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!

Michael Mack's Favorite
Photographs by Mimi Plumb

"This book illustrates the value of the age-old relationship between an author and her publisher. Mimi Plumb’s brilliant photographs from the 1980s lay fallow in her archive until she began work with the team at TBW Books."

Éanna de Fréine's Favorite
Dark Cities
Photographs by Shyue Woon

"The three volumes — Carpark, Capsule, and Eujiro — are incredibly immersive and really fascinated me as I browsed through them. It’s a book I’ll be going back to time and time again."

Jeff Mermelstein's Favorite
Ice Fishers
Photographs by Aleksey Kondratyev

"The book is understated in its physicality but with elegance and subtlety depicts these people with grace, homage, and respect. A humble, refined testimony to survival, adaptation and a spirit of pure strength and that is a welcome thing to see in our world right now."

Tricia Gabriel's Favorite
Remembering the Future
Photographs by Angel Albarrán and Anna Cabrera

"In Remembering the Future, published by RM, artists Albarrán Cabrera (Angel Albarrán and Anna Cabrera) found a way to string together a series of beautiful and mysterious images that feel otherworldly. They seem like clues to a new place to discover."

Lauren Henkin's Favorite
Transcendental Concord
Photographs by Lisa McCarty

"Transcendental Concord is a beautiful meditation on Transcendentalism, photography and visual poetry. The book design, printing, scale, and material selection are handled with such care by Radius Books, that the viewer is left to fully engage and succumb to McCarty’s imagery and the accompanying text of Rebecca Norris Webb and Kirsten Rian."

Karen Jenkins's Favorite
Public Matters
Photographs by Janet Delaney

"Street photography is a crowded club; the best of its acolytes, like Delaney, have left an enduring mark on how I see the world and what I expect of art. With Public Matters, I have stepped into the shoes of so many like and unlike myself, in a welcome jolt of recognition, regard, and re-invigoration."