I shan’t enter into the ‘Best of 2011’ photobook lists* as many people are doing a great job on that already (See Joerg Colberg’s list, Alec Soth’s list, Tom Claxton’s list and Marc Feustel’s list).
But, I did want to point out the #phonar book list, which I have worked on compiling both this year and last, together with Jonathan Worth. Books are selected based on being “notable/ inspiring/ seminal/ provocative, in it’s narrative structure/approach or perhaps in their ‘discussion’ of narrative”.
*I can’t resist highlighting a few of my favorite books bought or discovered/rediscoverd this year:
‘A Criminal Investigation’
‘The World From my Front Porch’
‘Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America’