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Some of my favorite photo books for 2022

Photography Books for the year 2022.

My semi-yearly list of my favorite photography books from the past year that I spent time learning from, admiring and appreciating.

Always changing, focused (pun intended) on super-talented photographers and long-term personal projects. Plus an educational book or two. Some old – some new.


Albert Watson: Creating Photographs

The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas

The Real Deal: Field Notes from the Life of a Working Photographer (Joe McNally)

Photographic books worth owning – and treasuring.

Julian Calverley

North Northwest

Stuart Palley

Into the Inferno: A Photographer’s Journey into California’s Megafires and Fallout (releases April 26th)

Brian Skerry

Secrets of the Whales

Ocean Soul

Ragnar Axelson

Where The World is Melting

Arctic Heroes: A Tribute to the Sled Dogs of Greenland

Vincent Musi (The Voice)

The Year of the Dogs

Jasper Doest

Meet Bob (The Flamingo)

Randal Ford

Good Dog: A Collection of Portraits

Animal Kingdom: A Collection of Portraits 

David Burnett

Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley in Jamaica and Beyond

Glen Wexler

The Secret Life of Cows

Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline

Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers – Revisited

Susan Meiselas: Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979

Karen Kasmauski

NURSE: A World of Care 

Impact : On the Frontlines of Global Health

Ira Block

Cuba Loves Baseball: A Photographic Journey

Irving Penn

Irving Penn: Small Trades