Photography The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers  

Ranker Books
33 votes 10 voters 23 items

List Rules Vote up the coffee table books every photographer or photography lover should own.

Whether you're a photographer yourself or are just looking to liven up your coffee table, you've come to the right place! Here, you can check out some of the best photography coffee table books on the market. These stunning books are packed full of gorgeous pictures that make it abundantly clear how some of the most famous photographers of the past few decades became household names. 

From history of photography books to compilations of famous magazine photography, there's something for everyone here. These books can be excellent inspiration to develop your own skills behind the camera, as they go into the deeper details of photography as an art form.  Fear not if you don't fancy yourself the next Annie Leibovitz, however, for you'll also find books about lighter topics like dogsbeaches, and nature.

Be sure to cast a vote for your favorites as you feast your eyes on  these gorgeous books! 

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 200... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
Photo: amazon.com

Author: Annie Leibovitz, ‎ Alexandra Fuller

First Published: October 25, 2017

4 1
Is this a great book?
2 5 VOTES

Humans of New York is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
Photo: amazon.com

Author: Brandon Stanton

First Published: October 15, 2013

4 1
Is this a great book?
Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
Photo: amazon.com

Author: Ansel Adams and Andrea G. Stillman

First Published: October 29, 2007

3 1
Is this a great book?
The National Parks: America... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Coffee Table Books for Photographers
Photo: amazon.com

Author: Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns

First Published: September 8, 2009

3 1
Is this a great book?