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2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Twelve

Books 2018 Favorite Photobooks — Day Twelve Day 12 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!

Mary Frey's Favorite
Photographs by Kristine Potter

"In Kristine Potter’s marvelous book, Manifest, ideas of myth and romance that once were symbolized in landscapes of the American West are subtly intertwined with portraits of men who presently inhabit these places."

Matthew Morrocco's Favorite
Deana Lawson
Photographs by Deana Lawson

"Deana Lawson has been one of my favorite artists for a long time. She shows things with stark clarity as well as care and attention to detail — a rare, important, and unique combination in contemporary photography. There is no one like her."

Kevin Bond's Favorite
A Bleak Reality
Photographs by Kris Graves

"NotWrong is a project that works with photographic artists to illustrate stories of gentrification, race, power, and discrimination. In times like the present, where one horrendous act replaces another on an almost daily basis, it’s important that some of these atrocities are collected into something that won’t be easily forgotten."

Janelle Lynch's Favorite
The Heavens
Photographs by Barbara Bosworth

"Sublime color and black-and-white images of the sun, moon, and sky that Bosworth made with her 8x10 camera using long exposures or in combination with a telescope, are timely — if not urgent — reminders of the possibility to cultivate wonder and perspective."

Ron Jude's Favorite
In The Vicinity
Photographs by Ed Panar

"With a perfect balance of sincerity and levity, Panar helps us see the endearing qualities in our folly in a region whose off-the-grid economy provides an incredible visual blend of wilderness and burnout culture."

Richard Renaldi's Favorite
Photographs by Matthew Genitempo

"Genitempo portrays a remote territory seemingly neglected by time and circumstance, fully insulated from its centrality in a prosperous nation. Except for the occasional glimpse of a rusty truck or a broken down trailer, the images in Jasper reveal a landscape that has barely changed in over a century."