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Best Photobooks 2016: the Meta-List

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Here is this year’s meta-list of best photobooks. It started with the Aperture Photobook Awards 2016 shortlist, and continued with Olga’s compilation of lists at phot(O)lia, which I encourage you to visit to follow the links to those lists.

The methodology is the same as for my meta-lists of previous years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), except that this year, I have counted the 25 individual 3-item lists from Photo-Eye. The total number of lists was 75.

(19 votes)
Zxyzx GREGORY HALPERN Mack

(15 votes)
Discordia MOISES SAMAN Self-published

(14 votes)
Astres Noirs KATRIN KOENNING & SARKER PROTICK Chose Commune

(12 votes)
Sugar Paper Theories JACK LATHAM Here Press

(11 votes)
Libyan Sugar MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER BROWN Twin Palms

(10 votes)
Wolfgang DAVID FATHI Skinnerboox
Provoke: Between Protest and Performance DIANE DUFOUR & MATTHEW WITKOVSKY (Eds) Steidl

(9 votes)
Shenasnameh AMAK MAHMOODIAN RRB Publishing

(7 votes)
In the beginning DIANE ARBUS Metropolitan Museum of Art

(6 votes)
Black Is the Day, Black Is the Night AMY ELKINS Self-published
Golden Days Before they End KLAUS PICHLER Patrick Frey
Negative Publicity: Artefacts Of Extraordinary Rendition EDMUND CLARK & CROFTON BLACK (Eds) Aperture
Snowflakes Dog Man HAJIME KIMURA Self-published

(5 votes)
Anaesthesia VALENTINA ABENAVOLI Akina
End EAMONN DOYLE D1
Tokyo GERRY JOHANSSON Only photography

(4 votes)
1% privilege in a time of global inequity MYLES LITTLE (Ed) Hatje Cantz
Border Cantos RICHARD MISRACH & GUILLERMO GALINDO Aperture
Folklig Idrott MAXIMILIAN STEJSKAL Patrick Frey
Fuck it MICHELE SIBILONI Patrick Frey
Got to Go ROSALIND FOX SOLOMON Mack
Impasse Hotel Syria KRASS CLEMENT Glydendal
In flagrante two CHRIS KILLIP Steidl
Little North Road DANIEL TRAUB Kehrer Verlag
Matter / Burn Out DAISUKE YOKOTA Artbeat
New York in Photobooks HORACIO FERNANDEZ (Ed) RM
Shadows of Wormwood ARTHUR BONDAR Self-published
The House of Seven Women TITO MOURAZ Dewi Lewis

(3 votes)
(Un)expected PETER DEKENS The Eriskay Connection
Aeronautics in the Backyard XIAO XIAO XU The Eriskay Connection
Anthony Hernandez ANTHONY HERNANDEZ SFMOMA
Come to Selfhood JOSHUA RASHAAD MCFADDEN Ceiba
Contains 3 books JASON FULFORD The Soon Institute
Estamos Buscando PAUL TUROUNET Self Published
Every night temo ser la dinner SOFÍA AYARZAGOITIA La frabrica
Fifteen Miles to K-Ville MARK STEINMETZ stanley/barker
Folk AARON SCHUMAN NB
Foreigner DANIEL CASTRO GARCIA & THOMAS SAXBY Self-pubished
Hometowns JOHN MACLEAN Self-published
Kitchen Table Series CARRIE MAE WEEMS Damiani
Lost Coast CURRAN HATLEBERG TBWBooks
Portraits WILLIAM EGGLESTON Yale University
Radicalia PIERO MARTINELLO Self-published
Santa Barbara Return Jobs to the US. ALEJANDRO CARTAGENA Skinnerboox
Summer Days Staten Island CHRISTINE OSINSKI Damiani
The Difficulties of Nonsense ROBERT CUMMING Aperture
The Epic Love Story of a Warrior PETER PUKLUS SPBH
The Jungle Book YANN GROSS Aperture
The Meadow BARBARA BOSWORTH & MARGOT ANNE KELLEY Radius
The Narcissistic City TAKASHI HOMMA Mack
The Prospect of Immortality MURRAY BALLARD Gost
Tulips ANDREW MIKSYS ARÖK
Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, Why? DAN BOARDMAN & ASPEN MAYS Houseboat Press/Conveyor Editions

(2 votes)
A House Without a Roof ADAM GOLFER Brooklyn
A Topical Times for these Times KEN GRANT Rrb publishing
All That Life Can Afford MATT STUART self-published
Another Girl Another Planet VALERIE PHILLIPS Rizzoli
Badly Repaired Cars RONNI CAMPANA Hoxton Mini Press
Bar Espagnol PABLO CASINO self-published
Barespagnol PABLO CASINO Dalpine
Cosmic Surgery ALMA HASER Self-published
Cucurrucucú CRISTINA DE MIDDEL Editorial RM
Dear Clark; Portrait of a Con Man SARA-LENA MAIERHOFER Drittel Books
Early Times VASANTHA YOGANANTHAN Chose Commune
Essential Elements EDWARD BURTYNSKY Thames & Hudson
Factory Andy Warhol STEPHEN SHORE Phaidon
Girl plays with snake CLAIRE STRAND Mack
Goodbye America BRAD FEUERHELM Yard Press
Highway Kind JUSTINE KURLAND Aperture
Home Around the World ELLIOTT ERWITT Aperture
Home Instruction Manual JAN MCCULLOUGH Verlag Kettler
Homes HARLEY WEIR Loose Joints
How We End HANNAH SCHNEIDER & KATE STONE Self-published
Invisible Man GORDON PARKS Steidl
Kids in Love OLIVIA BEE Aperture
Known and Strange Things TEJU COLE Penguin Random House
Lobismuller LAIA ABRIL Editorial RM/Images Vevey
Looking For Alice SIAN DAVEY Trolley Books
Making Memories LUCAS BLALOCK SPBH
Matter MICHAEL LUNDGREN Radius Books
Mexico: Photographs MARK COHEN University of Texas
My Air Force VOJTĚCH VEŠKRNA Self-published
North Point HIROYASU NAKAI Roshin Books
OSC (Osaka Station City) ANTONY CAIRNS Self-published
Out of the Blue VIRGINIE REBETEZ by Meta/Books
Photographs ELLSWORTH KELLY Aperture
Picture Of My Life JUNPEI UEDA Self-published
Political Theatre MARK PETERSON Steidl
Poste Restante CHRISTER STRÖMHOLM Strömholm Estate (reprint)
Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers STEPHEN SHAMES & BOBBY SEALE Abrams
Provisional arrangement MARTIN KOLLAR Mack
Raised by Wolves, the bootleg JIM GOLDBERG Self-published
Recruit HIROSHI OKAMOTO Self-published
Revoir JH ENGSTRÖM Journal/Akio Nagasawa
Saints PANOS KEFALOS Fabrica
Sentimental Journey NOBUYOSHI ARAKI Kawade Shobo Shinsha (reprint)
Shinjuku Lost Child SEUNG WOO YANG Zen Foto
So Long China PATRICK ZACHMANN Xavier Barral
Stills KATRIEN DE BLAUWER IIKKI
Stray PAUL GAFFNEY Self-published
Tear Sheets Publisher PACIFICO SILANO Silent Face; Dashwood Books
Tenko HANAYO & HAJIME SAWATARI Case
Thatcher’s Funeral JAMES O’JENKINS Self-published
The Castle FEDERICO CLAVARINO Dalpine
The Democratic Forest WILLIAM EGGLESTON Steidl
The Modern Spirit is Vivisective FRANCESCA CATASTINI Anzenberger
The last son JIM GOLDBERG. Super Labo
Transparency is the new mystery MAYUMI HOSOKURA Mack
Valparaiso SERGIO LARRAIN Xavier Barral
While leaves are falling TAKAHIRO KANEYAMA Akaaka Publishing

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  1. Damien says:

    Nice work. Thanks!

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