The creators of The Observers shares two photo books each that inspire their photography.
Joel Meyerowitz is a street photographer, author of 24 books, and a Guggenheim Fellow. He shares four photo books that inspired his body of work.
Lisa Sutcliffe is the Hertzfeld Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Milwaukee Art Museum. She recommends four photo books that inspire her curation and storytelling.
Vanessa K. De Luca is the former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine and a best-selling author. She recommends four photo books that inspires work.
Wynne Neilly is a Toronto based, queer identified, visual artist and award winning photographer. He shares four photo books that supports his transition and inspires his work.
Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine and also a writer, author, and photographer. He shares five photo books that inspire his travels and way of interacting with different cultures.
Tyler Mitchell (Atanta, b. 1995) is a photographer, filmmaker, and the first African American photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue. He shares five photo books that inspire his documentary and film-inspired work.
Stephanie Baptist is a Brooklyn based cultural producer and editor. She shares 4 photo books that inspire her.
Pauline Vermare is a French photography curator based in New York City and the cultural director at Magnum Photos, New York. She shares 4 photo books that inspire her.
Pete Souza is an American photojournalist, the former Chief Official White House Photographer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. He shares four photo books that inspire his work.
Greg Lutze is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of VSCO, a community for expression. He shares four photo books that he returns to for inspiration.
Holly Andres is an American painter turned photographer. She shares five photo books that inspired her work.
John Loengard is an American photographer who joined the staff of Life magazine and then became its magazine's picture editor. He shares four photo books that inspired his work.
Coreen Simpson is an African-American photographer and jewelry designer focused on African-American themes. She shares five photo books that inspire her work.
Lauren Greenfield is an American artist, documentary photographer, and documentary filmmaker. She shares six photo books that inspire her work.
Christian Witkin is a New York-based fashion and portrait photographer. He shares five photo books that inspire his portraiture.
Yumna Al-Arashi is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer based in London. Her work has been featured in Vogue, New York Times, Artsy, i_D, Vice, and more. She shares four photo books that inspires her photojournalism.
George Lois is a legendary art director, designer, and author. Lois is perhaps best known for the 92 covers he designed for Esquire magazine from 1962 to 1972. He shares three photo books that made an impact.
Sam Valenti IV is the founder and leader of of Ghostly International. He shares four photo books that inspire his work.
Nadine Ijewere is a fashion photographer focused on disrupting gender norms and widening the understanding of different cultures. She shares four photo books that inspires her portraiture.
Robin de Puy is a portrait photographer based in New York City. She shares four photo books that inspire her.
Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist, and photo book collector. He shares three photo books that inspired his way of seeing.
Shaniqwa Jarvis is an editorial and portrait photographer. She shares 4 photo books that inspires her portrait photography.
Nadav Kander is a London-based photographer, artist and director, known for his portraiture and landscapes. He shares three photo books that inspired his work.
Mirjam Kooiman is an art historian and recently started working as a curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam. She shares four photo books that consistently inspire her.
Alec Soth is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He shares four photo books that champion visual poetry.
Rinko Kawauchi is a Japanese photographer whose work depicts ordinary moments in a poetic way. She shares three visually striking photo books.
Andre D. Wagner is an African-American artist and photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He shares seven photo books that inspires the lens through which he sees the city.