Photobooks of 2018: John Gossage
From The Missouri West by Robert Adams
Work that was great to begin with made greater by craft and selection.
Per Strada by Guido Guidi
A three-volume epic of Guidi’s fascination with the world and passing time.
Bike Kill by Julie Glassberg
A book that combines energy, eloquence, and a bad smell.
How To Do Flowers by Ruth Van Beek
What the title says it does (maybe).
Pure Country by Bill Sullivan
Everything I should hate in a photobook, but if done right I don’t.
America’s Stage: Times Square by Betsy Karel
Energy produced by the specificity of digital detail. The new street shooting.
A Box of Ten Photographs by Diane Arbus
Just a beautiful book about something we thought we knew everything about until this book.
Higher by John Edmonds
How to start a career 101, good work, good first book.
Parce que…… by Sophie Calle
A new book from an artist whose books are always brilliant. (A shame I don’t read French)
Halfstory Halflife by Raymond Meeks
Documentary photographs of imagined youth
John Gossage is a photographer.
Images: top – From The Missouri West by Robert Adams, below: America’s Stage: Times Square by Betsy Karel