Pictures From Home, By Larry Sultan

Why?

"Another great example of photographic narrative, what makes Pictures From Home is the essential and brilliantly written text that Sultan wrote to accompany his pictures." 
- Alec Soth, Photographer

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For me, the confluence between a staged and documentary approach is where so much magic can occur, and it was Sultan’s work that revealed this to me."
- Holly Andres, Photographer


Ravens, by Masahisa Fukase

Why?

"I originally discovered the 1991 American edition of Fukase’s masterpiece in a Barnes and Noble sale bin. At the time, I didn’t know a thing about the book, nor was I impressed by the book’s design. But as I paged though the book, I immediately knew I was in the presence of a singular project. For me, Raven’s is the single best photographic sequence I’ve ever encountered." 
- Alec Soth, Photographer


Sentimental Journey 1971 - 2017 - (Japanese and English Edition), by Nobuyoshi Araki

Why?

"I used to have some difficulty with understanding Araki's work of erotic bondage whenever I would randomly encounter his prints at those big photography fairs, until I saw this book. . . Without words, his photographs of her while they were having sex explained everything to me about all the work he made ever after. " 
- Mirjam Kooiman, Curator