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A Guide to the Leading Photography Publishers in the World

There are many photography publishers in the world, each with their own unique approach to producing and distributing photography books. Here is a guide to some of the leading photography publishers in the world:

  1. Aperture: Founded in 1952, Aperture is one of the most respected photography book publishers in the world. They publish a wide range of photography books, from monographs of established photographers to themed anthologies and limited edition photography books. Aperture is known for their high-quality production and attention to detail.

  2. MACK Books: This London-based publisher is known for its innovative and experimental approach to photography books. They publish a wide range of photography books, from monographs and artist books to themed anthologies and limited edition photography books. MACK Books is a great option for emerging photographers who want to push the boundaries of what a photography book can be.

  3. Kehrer Verlag: This German publisher specializes in photography and art books, and they have a strong focus on emerging photographers. They publish a wide range of photography books, from monographs and artist books to themed anthologies and limited edition photography books. Kehrer Verlag is known for their high-quality production and attention to detail.

  4. Schilt Publishing: This Amsterdam-based publisher produces high-quality photography books and is known for its focus on emerging photographers. They specialize in monographs and artist books, and they have a reputation for producing beautiful and innovative photography books.

  5. Daylight Books: This publisher is a nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting contemporary photography through its books, exhibitions, and programs. They publish a wide range of photography books, from monographs and artist books to themed anthologies and limited edition photography books.

  6. Nazraeli Press: This publisher is known for its finely crafted, limited edition photography books. They publish the work of established photographers, as well as emerging talent and their books are considered as art objects, due to the high-quality of production and attention to detail.

  7. Stanley Barker: This publisher is based in the UK and focuses on documentary, fine art and photojournalistic photography. They are known for their high-quality books, produced in limited edition and they have a strong focus on emerging photographers.

  8. Steidl: This German publisher is known for its commitment to producing high-quality, finely crafted photography books. They publish the work of both established and emerging photographers, and their books are considered as art objects.

  9. Phaidon Press: This publisher is based in London and New York, and is known for its critically acclaimed, beautifully designed photography books. They publish the work of both established and emerging photographers and are considered as one of the leading publishers of photography in the world.

  10. Self-Publish, Be Happy: This platform helps emerging photographers to self-publish their work, it is a great option for photographers who want to have complete control over their book's design and production. They offer a variety of services, such as book design, printing, and distribution.

These are just a few of the many photography book publishers in the world. When submitting your work, it's important to research each publisher to ensure they are a good fit for your work and that you meet their submission guidelines. Additionally, it's recommended to get representation if necessary to increase your chances of getting your work published.

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