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Best Photobooks of 2014 Selected by TIME

Martin Parr, Aaron Schuman, Yolanda Cuomo, Time Magazine photo editors and other photo industry representatives named their favorite photobooks of 2014.


Apart from Time‘s editorial team, famous photographers, curators and writers chose the best photobooks of 2014. Among the judges were President of Magnum Photos Martin Parr, photographer and publisher of J&L Books Jason Fulford, the founder of MACK books Michael Mack, photographer and founder of Little Brown Mushroom Alec Soth, Creative Director at Magnum Photos Gideon Jacobs and Photo Editor at VICE Matthew Leifheit.

Martin Parr chose the book called Car Poolers which was self-published by Mexican photographer Alejandro Cartagena. “Although we have seen these works before, what a pleasure to see how this self published project, so cleverly combines the photos of passing open plan trucks with their passengers laid out flat, but also the skies and scenes that can be viewed from the truck itself,” says Martin.


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{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_12.jpg”, “alt”: “Alejandro Cartagena, Car Poolers”, “text”: “Alejandro Cartagena, ‘Car Poolers.’ Selected by Martin Parr, the President at Magnum Photos.”}

He also marked out another self-published book by Felipe Russo – Centro. “This has been a good year for books from Latin America, and this small and charming book on San Paolo works very well. A combination of wider views depicting the urban anarchy of the city, with some deceptively simple and surreal street details pull together to make a fascinating book,” he said.


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Time‘s deputy director of photography Paul Moakly chose a book by Peter van Agtmael, Disco Night September 11. According to him, it’s not only is an incisive and searing look at the state of America still caught in maelstroms of war and its aftershocks, but also a distinctly original presentation of documentary work. “His photographs accompanied by his deeply moving text make this book into an unforgettable personal reflection of the young men and women who risk everything for our country and the real cost of the war,” says Moakly.


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Other outstanding individuals, such as photographer and publisher Jason Eskenazi, writer and editor at SeeSaw magazine Aaron Schuman, book designer Yolanda Cuomo, co-founder of advertising agency KesselsKramer Erik Kessles also chose their favorite photobooks of 2014.


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“alt”: “Mosless Magazine, The United States 2003–2013”,
“text”: “Mosless Magazine, ‘The United States 2003–2013.’ Selected by Matthew Leifheit, Photo Editor at VICE.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_04.jpg”,
“alt”: “Mosless Magazine, The United States 2003–2013”,
“text”: “Mosless Magazine, ‘The United States 2003–2013.’ Selected by Matthew Leifheit, Photo Editor at VICE.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_05.jpg”,
“alt”: “Ken Schles, Night Walk”,
“text”: “Ken Schles, ‘Night Walk.’ Selected by Jason Eskenazi, photographer and author of ‘By the Glow of the Jukebox: The Americans List.'”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_06.jpg”,
“alt”: “Ken Schles, Night Walk”,
“text”: “Ken Schles, ‘Night Walk.’ Selected by Jason Eskenazi, photographer and author of ‘By the Glow of the Jukebox: The Americans List.'”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_07.jpg”,
“alt”: “Johannes Schwartz, Tiergarten”,
“text”: “Johannes Schwartz, ‘Tiergarten.’ Selected by David Strettell, founder and owner of Dashwood Books.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_08.jpg”,
“alt”: “Johannes Schwartz, Tiergarten”,
“text”: “Johannes Schwartz, ‘Tiergarten.’ Selected by David Strettell, founder and owner of Dashwood Books.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_09.jpg”,
“alt”: “Stephen Shames, Bronx Boys”,
“text”: “Stephen Shames, ‘Bronx Boys.’ Selected by Vince Aletti, photography critic, The New Yorker.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_10.jpg”,
“alt”: “Stephen Shames, Bronx Boys”,
“text”: “Stephen Shames, ‘Bronx Boys.’ Selected by Vince Aletti, photography critic, The New Yorker.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_13.jpg”,
“alt”: “Yoshikatsu Fujii, Red String “,
“text”: “Yoshikatsu Fujii, ‘Red String.’ Selected by Larissa Leclair, Founder of the Indie Photobook Library.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_14.jpg”,
“alt”: “Yoshikatsu Fujii, Red String”,
“text”: “Yoshikatsu Fujii, ‘Red String.’ Selected by Larissa Leclair, Founder of the Indie Photobook Library.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_15.jpg”,
“alt”: “Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli, Congo”,
“text”: “Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli, ‘Congo.’ Selected by Alice Gabriner, International Photo Editor, TIME.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_16.jpg”,
“alt”: “Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli, Congo”,
“text”: “Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli, ‘Congo.’ Selected by Alice Gabriner, International Photo Editor, TIME.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_17.jpg”,
“alt”: “Victoria Sambunaris, Taxonomy of a Landscape”,
“text”: “Victoria Sambunaris, ‘Taxonomy of a Landscape.’ Selected by Phil Bicker, Senior Photo Editor TIME.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_18.jpg”,
“alt”: “Victoria Sambunaris, Taxonomy of a Landscape”,
“text”: “Victoria Sambunaris, ‘Taxonomy of a Landscape.’ Selected by Phil Bicker, Senior Photo Editor TIME.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_19.jpg”,
“alt”: “Robin Maddock, III”,
“text”: “Robin Maddock, ‘III.’ Selected by Jason Fulford, photographer and Publisher of J&L Books.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_20.jpg”,
“alt”: “Robin Maddock, III”, “text”: “Robin Maddock, ‘III.’ Selected by Jason Fulford, photographer and Publisher of J&L Books.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_21.jpg”,
“alt”: “Takashi Homma, New Documentary”,
“text”: “Takashi Homma, ‘New Documentary.’ Selected by Michael Mack, founder of MACK books and MAPP digital editions.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_22.jpg”,
“alt”: “Takashi Homma, New Documentary”,
“text”: “Takashi Homma, ‘New Documentary.’ Selected by Michael Mack, founder of MACK books and MAPP digital editions.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_23.jpg”,
“alt”: “Anthony Hernandez, L.A., 1971”,
“text”: “Anthony Hernandez, ‘L.A., 1971.’ Selected by Jeffery Ladd, photographer, writer and publisher of Errata Editions.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_24.jpg”,
“alt”: “Anthony Hernandez, L.A., 1971”,
“text”: “Anthony Hernandez, ‘L.A., 1971.’ Selected by Jeffery Ladd, photographer, writer and publisher of Errata Editions.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_25.jpg”,
“alt”: “Duane Michals, ABC Duane”,
“text”: “Duane Michals, ‘ABC Duane.’ Selected by By Philip Gefter, author of ‘Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe.'”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_26.jpg”,
“alt”: “Duane Michals, ABC Duane”,
“text”: “Duane Michals, ‘ABC Duane.’ Selected by By Philip Gefter, author of ‘Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe.'”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_27.jpg”,
“alt”: “Eugene Richards, Red Ball of the Sun Slipping Down”,
“text”: “Eugene Richards, ‘Red Ball of the Sun Slipping Down.’ Selected by Olivier Laurent, Editor, TIME LightBox.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_28.jpg”,
“alt”: “Eugene Richards, Red Ball of the Sun Slipping Down”,
“text”: “Eugene Richards, ‘Red Ball of the Sun Slipping Down.’ Selected by Olivier Laurent, Editor, TIME LightBox.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_29.jpg”,
“alt”: “Jonathan Saruk, The Forbidden Reel”,
“text”: “Jonathan Saruk, ‘The Forbidden Reel.’ Selected by Marisa Schwartz, Associate Photo Editor, TIME.com.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_30.jpg”,
“alt”: “Jonathan Saruk, The Forbidden Reel”,
“text”: “Jonathan Saruk, The Forbidden Reel. Selected by Marisa Schwartz, Associate Photo Editor, TIME.com.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_31.jpg”,
“alt”: “Bedrooms of the Fallen, The University of Chicago Press”,
“text”: “Philip Gourevitch (foreword), ‘Bedrooms of the Fallen,’ The University of Chicago Press. Selected by By Josh Raab, Freelance Photo Editor, TIME.com”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_32.jpg”,
“alt”: “Bedrooms of the Fallen, The University of Chicago Press”,
“text”: “Philip Gourevitch (foreword), ‘Bedrooms of the Fallen,’ The University of Chicago Press. Selected by By Josh Raab, Freelance Photo Editor, TIME.com”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_33.jpg”,
“alt”: “Max Pinckers, Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty”,
“text”: “Max Pinckers, ‘Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty.’ Selected by Alec Soth, photographer, founder of Little Brown Mushroom.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_34.jpg”,
“alt”: “Max Pinckers, Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty”,
“text”: “Max Pinckers, ‘Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty.’ Selected by Alec Soth, photographer, founder of Little Brown Mushroom.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_35.jpg”,
“alt”: “Philadelphia Museum of Art, Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography “,
“text”: “Philadelphia Museum of Art, ‘Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography.’ Selected by Richard Conway, reporter and producer for TIME LightBox.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_36.jpg”,
“alt”: “Philadelphia Museum of Art, Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography”,
“text”: “Philadelphia Museum of Art, ‘Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography.’ Selected by Richard Conway, reporter and producer for TIME LightBox.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_37.jpg”,
“alt”: “Published by J&L Books, The More I Learn About Women”,
“text”: “Published by J&L Books, ‘The More I Learn About Women.’ Selected by Gideon Jacobs, Creative Director, Magnum Photos.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_38.jpg”,
“alt”: “Published by J&L Books, The More I Learn About Women”,
“text”: “Published by J&L Books, ‘The More I Learn About Women.’ Selected by Gideon Jacobs, Creative Director, Magnum Photos.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_39.jpg”,
“alt”: “Thomas Mailaender, Illustrated People”,
“text”: “Thomas Mailaender, ‘Illustrated People.’ Selected by Erik Kessles, curator and editor, co-founder of the advertising agency KesselsKramer. “},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_40.jpg”,
“alt”: “Thomas Mailaender, Illustrated People”,
“text”: “Thomas Mailaender, ‘Illustrated People.’ Selected by Erik Kessles, curator and editor, co-founder of the advertising agency KesselsKramer.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_41.jpg”,
“alt”: “Kazuma Obara, Silent Histories”,
“text”: “Kazuma Obara, ‘Silent Histories.’ Selected by Yumi Goto Of Reminders Project & Reminders Photography Stronghold- Tokyo.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_42.jpg”,
“alt”: “Kazuma Obara, Silent Histories”,
“text”: “Kazuma Obara, ‘Silent Histories.’ Selected by Yumi Goto Of Reminders Project & Reminders Photography Stronghold- Tokyo.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_43.jpg”,
“alt”: “Irina Werning, Back to the Future”,
“text”: “Irina Werning, ‘Back to the Future.’ Selected by Susan Bright, Writer and Curator of Photography.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_44.jpg”,
“alt”: “Irina Werning, Back to the Future”,
“text”: “Irina Werning, ‘Back to the Future.’ Selected by Susan Bright, Writer and Curator of Photography.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_47.jpg”,
“alt”: “Ken Schles, Invisible City”,
“text”: “Ken Schles, ‘Invisible City.’ Selected by Michelle Molloy, International Photo Editor, TIME.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_48.jpg”,
“alt”: “Ken Schles, Invisible City”,
“text”: “Ken Schles, ‘Invisible City.’ Selected by Michelle Molloy, International Photo Editor, TIME.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_49.jpg”,
“alt”: “Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin, This Equals That”,
“text”: “Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin, ‘This Equals That.’ Selected by Aaron Schuman, photographer, writer, curator, and the editor of SeeSaw Magazine.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_50.jpg”,
“alt”: “Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin, This Equals That”,
“text”: “Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin, ‘This Equals That.’ Selected by Aaron Schuman, photographer, writer, curator, and the editor of SeeSaw Magazine.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_51.jpg”,
“alt”: “Rafal Milach, The Winners”,
“text”: “Rafal Milach, ‘The Winners.’ Selected by Alexander Ho, Digital Art Director, TIME.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_52.jpg”,
“alt”: “Rafal Milach, The Winners”,
“text”: “Rafal Milach, ‘The Winners.’ Selected by Alexander Ho, Digital Art Director, TIME.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_53.jpg”,
“alt”: “Pier Paolo Pasolini, La lunga strada di sabbia “,
“text”: “Pier Paolo Pasolini, ‘La lunga strada di sabbia.’ Selected by Yolanda Cuomo, Book Designer.”},
{“img”: “/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/time_54.jpg”,
“alt”: “Pier Paolo Pasolini, La lunga strada di sabbia”,
“text”: “Pier Paolo Pasolini, ‘La lunga strada di sabbia.’ Selected by Yolanda Cuomo, Book Designer.”}

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