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2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Nine

Books 2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Nine Day 9 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!

George Slade's Favorite
Photographs by Drew Brown

"I am from Minnesota, a great state for hockey; I watched a lot, but never played (I joked that I could skate and hold a stick, but not at the same time). I went to Yale as an undergraduate, never saw a hockey game there, but got wrapped up in photography, as did Drew Brown. AIRGAP melds the sport and the art in ways that astound me."

Fred Cray's Favorite
Studio Volta Photo
Photographs by Sanlé Sory

"These studio portraits were made during the first decades of independence for Burkina Faso; they provide a substantial contrast to our current difficult times."

Eamonn Doyle's Favorite
Chris Killip Four Volume Set
Photographs by Chris Killip

"This is an incredible, historic and significant selection of work from Chris Killip — one of the world’s greats — thematically brought together as four publications in one slipcase."

Daniel Boetker-Smith's Favorite
Will My Mannequin Be Home When I Return
Photographs by Arko Datto

"Will My Mannequin Be Home When I Return is a stand-out amongst photobook publications this year, part of a larger trilogy of which two more books are expected in the near future."

Barbara Bosworth's Favorite
The Moth
Photographs by Jem Southam

"In Jem’s photographically eloquent version we follow alongside a lone traveler, a quiet observer of the world. We are aware of time passing in what appears to be a timeless landscape."

Emma Phillips's Favorite
Silence And Image
Text by Mariko Takeuchi

"In a world that feels increasingly shrouded by darkness, Takeuchi offers a dexterous and enlightened perceptive on what at times feels to me like the malevolent act of looking at pictures."