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.

December 25, 2003

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

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.