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.

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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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