PHOTOBOOKS OF NOTE 2022 - Martin Amis / Photobook Store UK
Eight books that I enjoyed this past year in no particular order:
Baldwin Lee, Hunters Point Press
I can’t pretend Baldwin Lee was on my radar until this year, which is all the more astonishing given the extraordinary standard of his work. A 2nd printing is thankfully due soon.
Sorry I Gave Birth I Disappeared But Now I'm Back by Andi Galdi Vinko, Trolley
One of the most original projects of the last few years perfectly realised in photobook form.
This Golden Mile by Kavi Pujara, Setanta
A warm and colourful portrayal of a community. A faultless blend of Kavi’s wonderful portraits and still lifes coupled with a thoughtful design.
Some Say Ice by Alessandra Sanguinetti, Mack
An incredible body of work, sumptuously printed. The suitably simple presentation adds further weight to Sanguinetti’s brilliant images.
The Rest is History by Alejandro Acín, ICVL
Alejandro’s unique take on the United Kingdom’s Brexit day. A lo-fi gem.
Sokohi by Moe Suzuki, Chose Commune
I love a good spiral-bound photobook. Sokohi utilises the format to excellent effect, shifting between different formats and sources to tell the story of the artist’s father losing his sight.
The Land of Promises by Youqine Lefèvre, Eriskay Connection
A powerful piece of documentary work, The Land of Promises, tells the hidden stories of China’s one child policy. An impeccable design as always from publishers Eriskay.
Mother of Dogs by Matthew Genitempo, Trespasser
Another gorgeous piece of work by Matthew Genitempo in what was one of the fastest selling photobooks of the year. Listed here in hopes of that a second edition in some guise is produced.
Martin Amis is the proprietor of photobookstore one of our favorite virtual bookshops! Martin also has a great book out this year called "Closed" released by Photo Editions that we highly recommend!