The 10 Best photography books

Wildlife, nightlife, city life and the high life are all documented in these volumes of top-flight photos...

1. London Street Photography


Documenting the diversity of multicultural London, this show cases the work of more than 70 photographers and spans 150 years of city life.

2. Helmut Newton: World Without Men


Newton rose to fame working for French Vogue in the 1970s. This selection of his fashion editorials from 1960-80 is accompanied with text and anecdotes from Newton.

3. Frans Lanting: Okavango


Photographs taken over one year in which Lanting roamed Botswana. The skill and ability he demonstrates is matched only by the awesomeness of his subject: the incredible wildlife of Africa.

4. Bruce Davidson: Black and White


This is the definitive collection of Davidson's work, which includes his coverage of the American civil-rights movement and his study of life in Spanish Harlem.

5. Kodachrome


To mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri, Mack has produced a second edition of the first book he self-published in 1978, with an essay by curator Francesco Zanot.

6. More Than Human


The award-winning photographer Tim Flach has spent a lifetime investigating the close bond we have with animals. This collection is bursting with striking and inspirational images.

7. Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs


From the photographer behind the iconic image of the green-eyed Afghan girl, this collection demonstrates why McCurry is one of the most admired photojournalists.

8. Magnum Revolution: 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom


With the Arab Spring still a close memory, there has never been a more poignant time to release this collection of photographs charting the impact of revolution.

9. Uncle Charlie


A study of photographer Marc Asnin's uncle and godfather, Charlie Henschke, taken over 30 years, showing Heschke's unrelenting descent into poverty, but also Asnin's hero-worship of him.

10. Famous: Life Through the Lens of the Paparazzi


From Grace Kelly to Kate Moss, this is a homage to the cult of celebrity, and its photographers, showing that even this controversial genre can become an art form.