After looking through literally more than two hundred new photobooks published in 2013, here are the handful that stand out from the crowd for the editorial team at LensCulture.

The selection is quirky, subjective, untraditional, and probably not like many other lists of favorite photobooks out there. They range from super-large-format mainstream books to small hand-assembled artists books, from straightforward to obscure. But all of them are gems, in our opinion.

We hope you enjoy looking through this selection. Cheers!

— Jim Casper, Editor


Dark Knees 
by Mark Cohen
Publisher:
Editions Xavier Barral




Holy Bible 
by Adam Broomberg &
Oliver Chanarin
Publisher: MACK





Tractor Boys

Tractor Boys 
by Martin Bogren
Publisher:
Dewi Lewis Publishing



In and Out of Fashion

In and Out of Fashion 
by Viviane Sassen 
Publisher: Prestal Verlag



Here Far Away

Here far away
by Pentti Sammallahti Publisher:
Dewi Lewis Publishing


The Pigs

The Pigs
by Carlos Spottorno
Publisher: RM Verlag




AKT

AKT  
by Maja Forsslund
Publisher: Steidl




Only in Burundi

Only in Burundi
by Anaïs Lopez
Self-published





Via PanAm

Via PanAm

by Kadir van Lohuizen Publisher: Paradox and
Ydoc Publishing




Veins

Veins
by Anders Petersen &
Jacob Aue Sobol
Publisher:
Dewi Lewis Publishing





Field Trip

Field Trip
by Martin Kollar
Publisher: MACK




Water

Water
by Edward Burtynsky
Publisher: Steidl




Contacts

Contacts 
by Toshio Shibata
Publisher: Poursuite





Scarti

Scarti 
by Adam Broomberg &
Oliver Chanarin
Publisher: Trolley Books






— LensCulture Editors