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The Globalist’s Top Ten Photo Books of 2003

The Globalist takes a look back at ten of our favorite books from this year’s Globalist PhotoGallery.

What were our most striking images from 2003?

Takeaways


Our top ten books featured in the Globalist PhotoGallery in 2003:

1
  Islamic Art and Architecture
Anne and Henri Stierlin open the lens to the richness and diversity of Islam with their photographs and a lesson in history.

2
  Speak Truth to Power
Eddie Adams photographs many of the world’s unsung heroes — with interviews by Kerry Kennedy Cuomo.

3
  Of Crises and War
Photographer Knut Müller views the various armed conflicts in the Balkans from a different lens.

4
  Zones of Exclusion: Chernobyl and Pripyat
Shot in only three days, Robert Polidori explores what remains of Chernobyl and the town of Pripyat, Russia.

5
  Savoring Tuscany
Photographers Jason Lowe and Noel Barnhurst explore the food, people and culture of the Tuscan region of Italy.

6
  Manufactured Landscapes
Photographer Edward Burtynsky’s pictures capture often overlooked aspects of changing landscapes.

7
  Fuji: Images of Contemporary Japan
Typically seen as a backdrop to Japanese life, Chris Steele-Perkins offers a different frame to Japan’s Mount Fuji.

8
  River of Sand: The Niger
Photographer Jean-Luc Manaud and writer Martine Ravache capture the beauty and mystery of the Niger River.

9
  Cuba on the Verge
Through the lenses of both Cuban and American photographs, this book shows a glimpse of Cuba’s lost opportunities.

10
  In Search of Dignity
German-Austrian duo Günter Pfannmüller and Wilhelm Klein capture life apart from an increasingly materialistic world.

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