For the sixth time we have asked experts to name their favourite photobook of the previous year and to justify their choice. This has resulted in 30 books by 34 jurors from 15 countries. Our award does not have a single winner; all the selected books share the award equally. They showcase the current state of play in a medium that is incredibly alive and moving. As a form they range from very simple magazine-style publications to traditionally crafted books as well as handmade one-off items and heavy, exclusive, large format products in slip cases and cassettes.