Mark Steinmetz’s Favorite Book from 2020

The Station by Chris Killip.   Published by Steidl.

I nominate The Station by Chris Killip as the most notable book of 2020. Chris Killip, who died a little over a month ago, was among the very greatest photographers of his generation.

The Station, a collection of photographs made in the mosh pits of a punk music venue near Newcastle, England, in the early 80s, is generous in size and spirit. The energy is bursting; there is no room to leave any space left blank.

Honorable Mentions:
Bill Dane Pictures …it’s not pretty
Pleasant Street by Judith Black 

Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. He is the author of several photography books, including South Central, South East, Greater Atlanta, and Berlin Pictures.