Photography books make fabulous gifts. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to peruse this year’s publishing, thinking about what makes this medium so brilliant. Art is a thing of meditation, and the book is a devotional form. When the story told is one that entrances us on several levels—aesthetic, narrative, tactile—we can find ourselves lost in a moment. It’s the exact opposite of digital living, where everything moves fast. The book asks us to slow down.
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