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