Year In Review: Our Favorite Photobooks of 2022

As we look ahead to the coming year, we revisit five photobooks that stood out to us in 2022.

New and Notable Photobooks: Some Say Ice by Alessandra Sanguinetti

In her latest monograph. Alessandra Sanguinetti crafts a kind of spiritual sequel to Michael Lesy’s cult classic, Wisconsin Death Trip. The result is one of the best photobooks of the year.

Binge-Worthy #9: Another Day In Paradise (Larry Clark, 1998)

Larry Clark’s second feature film portrays the highs and lows of life on the margins from an insider’s perspective.

“Wolfgang Tillmans: To look without fear,” on view at MoMA, Reimagines the Traditional Museum Retrospective

The photographer’s highly anticipated MoMA show is overwhelming in the best possible way.

New and Notable Photobooks: Speedway 1972 by Henry Horenstein

Centered around the sport of modified stock car racing, Horenstein’s new monograph comprises a fascinating look at a subculture as it existed half a century ago.

New and Notable Photobooks: Recreation by Mitch Epstein

In this newly revised and expanded edition of Recreation, Mitch Epstein brings focus to life’s in-between moments while chronicling Americans’ pursuit of leisure across several decades.

Binge-Worthy #8: Stranded In Canton (William Eggleston, 1974/2005)

William Eggleston’s lone foray into filmmaking, Stranded in Canton is an understated, unassuming, and unforgettable Southern Gothic masterpiece.

Book Review: The Way It Was by Thomas Hoepker

This beautifully printed monograph revisits America in the early 1960s and draws a throughline to the early days of the pandemic. In the process, a master photographer rediscovers and builds on a body of work from his formative years.

Book Review: Nudism in a Cold Climate by Annebella Pollen

Annebella Pollen writes with clarity and insight about a fascinating niche subject: the history of recreational nudism in 20th Century England. In the process, she takes an in-depth look at the idiosyncratic photographs that sprang up around this often misunderstood and rather idyllic subculture.