Thursday, 11 December 2014

Photography books of the year

The books covered in these selections are mainly what the Deutcher Fotobuchpreis calls 'Konzeptionell-künstlerische Fotobildbände.' Google translates this as 'conceptual and artistic photo image volumes' but we normally call them photobooks.  These are not the only sort of books referred to of course, its just there isn't so much attention given to academic texts and surveys.  More to follow (and will be added at the bottom of this post).

Kraszna Krausz Book Awards 2014

TIME Special Preview: A Guide to the Best Fall Photobooks

Photographers' Sketchbooks by Stephen McLaren and Bryan Formhals
Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse - Ponte City

TIME Picks the Best Photobooks of 2014

Disco Night September 11 by Peter van Agtmael
Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down - Eugene Richards
 - a wake up call for photobook publishers according to Olivier Laurent, of TIME LightBox

Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

Imaginary Club by Oliver Sieber
Hidden Islam by Nicolo Degiorgis
Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness and Printed in Germany.

Les Rencontres Arles Photographie Book Awards

Hidden Islam by Nicolo Degiorgis
Johan van der Keuken - Paris mortel retouché

Photobook Award Kassel

Winner: Frédéric Brenner An Archeology of Fear and Desire

The best photography books out now (Telegraph - 13th Oct)

Photographers' Sketchbooks by Stephen McLaren and Bryan Formhals

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015

Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse - Ponte City
Zanele Muholi - Faces + Phases 2006-14

Best Photobooks (BJP - Dec 2014)

Deutscher Fotobuchpreis

The best photography books of 2014 (The Guardian)

Notable Photo Books of 2014: Part I (PDN)

Best Photobooks of the Year 2014 (American Photo)

Lucie Awards

Winner (Book Publisher of the Year): Glitterati Incorporated for Jean-Pierre Laffont - Photographer's paradise; turbulent America 1960-1990


The Best Books of 2014 (Photo-eye)

Hidden Islam by Nicolo Degiorgis
The Winners by Rafal Milach
Carpoolers by Alejandro Cartagena
Ponte City by Mikhail Subotzsky & Patrick Waterhouse

Photography Books of the Year 2014 (Source Photographic Review) 
- refreshingly a selection of books which focuses on writing about photography

Five notable Japanese photo books of 2014 

Even more...

Top ten: the best photo books of 2014

Livres de photographie 2014 : une sélection (Remi Coignet - Le Monde)

Erik Kessels photobook selection 2014

The Fourteen Photobook Highlights of 2014 by Tom Claxton

Even more...

Telegraph - My favourite photo books of 2014

Vogue Italia's Best 2014 PhotoBooks

- Contributors list their favourite photobooks

Conscientious Magazine - My favourite photobooks in 2014