This was a great year for photography books. I purchased more photography books this year than any year since I started in photography. The quality of books from the smaller presses is unbelievable. These are my favorite books that have a bias toward street photography but some are not strictly street photography books. At the end is my book of the year. It is a reprint from the 1980's and just might be my favorite photography book of all time.
This book was published in 2016 but was not widely available until this year. Fantastic Art photography. She makes her own cameras.
Thoughts on photography by the master of street photography.
Possibly the most popular writing about photography this year.
A reprint but one the best books of the last 20 years.
Holga photos taken in Iowa and throughout the midwest. It's great that this work is back in print.
Fantastic color work from the golden age of Leica photography.
Japanese street photography from the 1960's.
Street and scenic views of America.
Incredible Photography. If you are a street photographer this is the kind of work to aspire to.
The story of a photographers photographer.
This is my vote for the best photography book of 2017. First printed in the late 1980's it has been reprinted but always sells out quickly. Grab this while it is available. It is a book of mostly bird photos but that description is misleading. There is so much emotion in this book. Sadness, Solitude, Loneliness. Your images should strive to connect with the viewer, this book does it masterly. A classic collection of images, maybe the best of the last 50 years.