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Since 2008 we have been asking experts every year to name their favorite photobook and to justify their choice. In 2018 this has resulted in 30 nominated books from renowned jurors from all over the world. We would very much like to thank all the nominators for their enthusiastic participation. We would also like to thank the publishers and photographers who have generously placed the selected books at our disposal for our exhibitions and our archive. Enjoy this 2018 selection of great photobooks. You can see them all at our 10. Fotobookfestival in Kassel from 31 May to 3 June, in the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Triennial of Photography from 7 – 17 June and in and in the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Cologne during Internationale Photoszene Köln from 21 September – 14 October 2018.



Laia Abril »On Abortion« – selected by Rémi Coignet

Mathieu Asselin »Monsanto – A Photographic Investigation« – selected by Greger Ulf Nielson

Ludovic Balland »American Readers at Home« – selected by Michael Mauracher

Tim Carpenter »Local Objects« – selected by Gerry Badger

Sanne de Wilde »The Island of the Colorblind« – selected by Wolfgang Zurborn

Carolyn Drake »Internat« – selected by Frederic Lezmi

Li Feng »White Night« – selected by Martin Parr

Stephen Gill »Night Procession« – selected by Sebastian Hau

Stephen Gill »Night Procession« – selected by Rinko Kawauchi

Anne Golaz »Corbeau« – selected by Evita Goze

David Goldblatt »Structures of Dominion and Democracy « – selected by Curt Holtz

Daniela Keiser »Kairo« – selected by Katja Stuke

Stephan Keppel »Flat Finish« – selected by Alex Bocchetto

Stephan Keppel »Flat Finish« – selected by Michael Mack

Paul Kranzler and Andrew Phelps »The Drake Equation« – selected by Rainer Iglar

Sandrine Lopez »Moshé« – selected by Delphine Bedel

Alix Marie »Bleu« – selected by Frédérique Destribat

Raymond Meeks, Adrianna Ault and Tim Carpenter »dumbsaint 01: township & bremen grain« – selected by Susan Lipper

Susan Meiselas »Mediations« – selected by Russet Lederman

Luis Molina-Pantin »Testimonies of Corruption: A Visual Contribution to Venezuela’s Fraudulent Banking History« – selected by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio

Nine Photographers »Witness, Kashmir 1986-2016 « – selected by Dayanita Singh

Max Pinckers »Margins of Excess« – selected by Markus Schaden

Roman Pyatkovka »You wait « – selected by Pierre Bessard

Laurence Rasti »There Are No Homosexuals in Iran« – selected by Salvatore Vitale

Joachim Schmid »Paris, November 2015« – selected by Mishka Henner

Titus Simoens »For Brigitte« – selected by Tamara Berghmans

Andrea Stultiens »Ebifananyi« – selected by Ben Krewinkel

Henk Wildschut »Ville de Calais« – selected by Hans Gremmen

Carmen Winant »My Birth« – selected by Todd Hido

Christopher Wool »Westtexaspsychosculpture« – selected by Morten Andersen



The 30 selected photobooks will be on display at:

Kassel, Fotobookfestival, 31 May – 03 June, documenta-Halle Kassel

Hamburg, Triennial of Photography Hamburg, 07 – 17 June, Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Cologne, Internationale Photoszene Köln, 21 September – 14 October, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Cologne


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