The Best of 2015's "Best Of" Lists

As we leave 2015 behind and head into 2016, the Don’t Take Pictures staff has read many “best of” lists. Before we head into the last stretch of the holiday season, take a look at some of the best of the “best of” lists that have been published so far.


2015 Photobook Recap
Blake Andrews
Blake Andrews has created his own photobook awards for 2015 titles. Categories include “best back pocket photobook” and "best photobook by a photographer not about photography.”

Ten of the Best Drone Photos of 2015
BBC News
Drones are a hot topic in photography circles these days. BBC News has compiled the ten highest voted images from users of Dronestagram in their best of drone photography list.

The Most Important Art Essays of the Year
ArtNet News
Ben Davis complies a list of some of the most thought-provoking arts-related essays that have stuck with him throughout the year. The publications he chose from are mostly big names, though he does acknowledge some great new arts publications as well.

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2015
The photo editors at TIME have selected what they consider to be the ten best photojournalism images from 2015. Each photograph is accompanied by explanatory text from the photographer on the circumstances surrounding the event.  

Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Exhibitions Across the United States
After a year of extensive exhibition, open studio, and art fair coverage, the editors at Hyperallergic have put together a list of what they believe to be the best exhibitions in the country from 2015. The locations vary greatly between geographic regions, museums, university galleries, and more.