Top Photobooks Of 2011

- - Photo Books

A great photobook will distill a greater truth out of the photographs inside, a truth that requires careful looking and reading, a truth that might not even be fully true. Redheaded Peckerwood does this masterfully and beautifully.

via Conscientious.

There’s been a ton of best photobook lists this year and I was thinking it would be interesting to see which books are common to most lists. Well, it turns out someone actually went out and did it. EyeCurious has “pulled together 52 lists” of book published in 2011 and the top books are:

1st Place (19 votes)
– Redheaded Peckerwood, Christian Patterson (Mack)

2nd Place (14 votes)
– A Criminal Investigation, Yukichi Watabe (Xavier Barral/Le Bal)
– Illuminance, Rinko Kawauchi (Aperture)

3rd Place (10 votes)
– Paloma al aire, Ricardo Cases (Photovision)

4th Place (9 votes)
– Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada (Self-published)

5th Place (8 votes)
– A, Gregory Halpern (J&L Books)

to see the complete list visit eyecurious. Also, an interesting comparison with the list of best selling photobooks:

1. Simply Beautiful Photographs (National Geographic)
2. The Great LIFE Photographers (Little, Brown & Co.)
3. The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton (LIFE)
4. One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001, 10 Years Later (Little, Brown & Co.)
5. Portraits of Camelot: A Thousand Days in the Kennedy White House (Abrams)

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