josef chladek

on photobooks and books

Virtual bookshelf

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In no particular order, here are the ten (color) books that moved and impressed me in 2013. To see the black and white list, click here.

Koji Onaka - Lucky Cat: "At least as good as his b/w photography - and that is outstanding"
Thomas Sauvin - Silvermine: "What an incredible work to have this work in hand"
Gustavo Alemán - (No) soy de aquí: "Books that make you laugh and sad at once are rare"
Carolyn Drake - Two Rivers: "... stands far on top of many others ..."
Rafal Milach - Black Sea of Concrete: "Endless beautiful photos"
Lieko Shiga - Rasen Kaigan: "Simply the most colorful book of 2013"
Paul Gaffney - We Make the Path by Walking: "A book to look over and over again to find new patterns"
Théo Gosselin - Avec Le Coeur: "Youth, freedom, escape!"
Simon Roberts - Pierdom: "Pictures of piers and the ones gone, silent favourite of mine"
Peter Mitchell - Strangely Familiar: "Maybe on top of all other color books this year, (melancholic?) history"