Ten From Your Top Ten

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday December 11, 2013

Best PhotoBooks of 2013 lists, that is. Not that every list is a true “top ten.” Time LightBox had photography editors, curators, and writers from here and abroad take a stab; their list runs to nearly 40 titles. But the Washington Post was extremely restrained, with just five titles to chose from. So I went through ten lists and selected one favorite from each, for the 2013 DART Top Ten PhotoBooks.

But it’s entirely up to you, dear reader, to decide on the Best Photobooks of 2013, whether you're choosing a great gift for a friend or adding to your library. Here goes, in pretty much no particular order. To see each list's complete list, click "More." Your holiday shopping just got easier—so have fun with it!

From Alex Soth’s Top Ten PhotoBooks of 2013, for the Telegraph: Martin Kollar, Field Trip (MACK). More.

From Vince Aletti’s winter list of outstanding books for Photograph Magazine: Lorenzo Vitturi, Dalston Anatomy (Jibijana/SBPH Editions—spread below). More.

From Martin Parr’s list of the 10 Best Photobooks of the Year for the British Journal of Photography: Thomas Sauvin (editor), Silvermine (Archives of Modern Conflict—spread above). More.

From Matthew Carson, Associate Librarian and Archivist, ICP Library, Ten photobooks from 2013: Lieko Shiga, Rasan Kaigan/Spiral Coast (AKAAKA books). More.

From the Telegraph’s list selected by ten photography professionals, including London gallerist Michael Hoppen:  Viviane SassensIn and Out of Fashion (Prestel—spread below). More.

From Sean O'Hagen's Photography Books of the Year in The Guardian: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Holy Bible (Mack Books). More.

From Time LightBox: Tony Ray-Jones, American Colour 1962-1965 (MACK), selected by Michelle Molloy, senior photo editor, TIME. More.

From the Paris Photo/Aperture Book Prize shortlist of 10 titles for PhotoBook of the Year: Carlos Spottorno, The Pigs (Phree and Editorial RM, Madrid). More.

From the Paris Photo/Aperture Book Prize shortlist of 20 titles for First PhotoBook: Teresa Eng, Speaking of Scars (If/Then Books, London). More.

From the Washington Post, 5 best photography books of 2013: Rinko Kawauchi, Ametsuchi (Aperture). More.