What makes a "favorite" photo book to me? One that keeps me engaged, leaves me wanting more, makes me feel something whether it's comforting or uncomfortable. The attention to detail in the editing or sequencing. Where the photographer is fearless, (thinking Stacy Kranitz) generous, thoughtful.
This is my list for 2022 in no particular order:
Meadowlark by Ian Bates, Deadbeat Club
A Pound of Pictures by Alec Soth, MACK
Deanna Templeton (b. 1969) Lives and works in Southern California. Is an American photographer known for her documentary and serial work exploring youth culture and feminine identity. She has published six books including Your Logo Here (2007), Scratch My Name on your Arm (2010), The Swimming Pool (2016), The Moon Has Lost Her Memory (2017), Contemporary Suburbium (2017) and What She Said (2021)
As It Was Given To Me by Stacy Kranitz, Twin Palms
Snow by Vanessa Winship, Deadbeat Club