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2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Fifteen

Books 2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Fifteen Day 15 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 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!

Dewi Lewis's Favorite

Photographs by Soham Gupta

"As a publisher, I often come across books I admire, but only occasionally ones that I also wish I’d published. Soham Gupta’s Angst is certainly one of those. It’s not an easy book."

Paul Graham's Favorite
Index G
Photographs by Piergiorgio Casotti & Emanuele Brutti

"I first saw this book in Arles Rencontres — the 'books of the year' presentation was hidden on an upper floor, at the back of a local supermarket, in a room well over 100 degrees. I thumbed through as many as time & perspiration allowed, then went straight online to order this. Happy to own it."

Christian Patterson's Favorite
Pure Country
Photographs by Bill Sullivan

"The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky said, 'A good composer does not imitate; he steals.' The U.S. publisher S U N describes American artist Bill Sullivan's book Pure Country as an 'an epic romp through the history of color image making over the last century and a half.'"