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2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Thirteen

Books 2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Thirteen Day 13 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!

Jim Goldberg's Favorite
Blind Date
Photographs by Lieko Shiga

"Blind Date is a beautifully produced book that’s a joy to hold. When I first looked inside it, I was taken by the feeling that I was looking with Lieko through her viewfinder as the couples drove by, seeing the secret glances and intimate sensuality of two people riding on a small machine together as if for the first time."

Larissa Leclair's Favorite
Photographs by John Edmonds

"His book Higher includes four bodies of work, of which Hoods has transcended a historical exploration of how this clothing can cover vulnerability and provide security to now being explicitly part of the current dialogue of Black Lives Matter — wrapped in political meaning and right into the photo history books. Everyone should know his work."

Owen Kobasz's Favorite
Vivian Maier: The Color Work
Photographs by Vivian Maier

"The 150 some featured pictures are effectively a highlight reel. Through them, however, emerges a beautiful survey of one of the most interesting and important photographers to surface in the last decade."