December 18, 2018
PHOTOBOOKS OF NOTE 2018 - Matthew Genitempo
It was an exceptionally good year for photobooks and I left a few off of my list… but in no particular order, here are my favorites.
Sanlé Sory - Studio Volta Photo
I’m actually surprised this book hasn’t been on more lists. To be fair, it is a small edition and it’s a tad expensive, but it’s worth every penny. As an object, it’s my favorite book of 2018. The design, the production, and the pictures are unbeatable.
Another remarkable book from Mary Frey that catches the humor, the sorrow, and the absurdity of an everyday past life. It’s also accompanied by a thoughtful essay from Tim Carpenter. This is a tremendous book.
Past K-Ville has been on many lists for a reason. Castaways, spray painted testimonies, and young love all bound by a deep affection for the South. A profound reminder of our own desire and the shadows we throw upon the earth and one another. They’re just pictures, but pictures we can write into our own truths.
I am beyond grateful for this release. It’s essential – a new authority.
This book was just released and I imagine it will end up on everyone’s lists for 2019. I watched this book take shape from the beginning and I am so delighted the world can now witness its brilliance.
Raymond Meeks - Halfstory Halflife
Another one on every list. It’s incredible. Why don’t you have this book yet?
Fumi Ishino - Rowing A Tetrapod
This came out in 2017, but I’m breaking the rules and putting it on here because I recently bought it. It’s a playfully critical look at disorientation and acclimation. I haven’t had this much fun looking at a book in a long time.
Matthew Genitempo is a photographer who lives in Marfa, TX. His new book "Jasper" is on more lists then not. It's a beautiful book. We just met last month and he rules.