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2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Eleven

Books 2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Eleven Day 11 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!

Jeffrey Ladd's Favorite
Pure Country
Photographs by Bill Sullivan

"Using the early color photographs by the Russian photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) as a starting point, the photographer/artist Bill Sullivan weaves a culture blending narrative of the westward expansion of the United States in his new book Pure Country."

Kevin Messina's Favorite
Studio Volta Photo
Photographs by Sanlé Sory

"2018 has been a difficult year, not just for me personally, but it seems, for the whole world. When I encountered this book at the New York Art Book Fair in September, it immediately made me feel happy, and meeting and talking with its exceptional designer, Sébastien Girard, only intensified the effect."

Nick Waplington's Favorite
Deana Lawson
Photographs by Deana Lawson

"This book is far and away my favorite of the year — I have two copies, one in New York and one in London, so I can show it to people in either place. On the surface, this seems like a simple book: a series of strong color portraits each of which is a work in its own right. Grouped together, however, they become something more."