Most Read Reviews of 2016

Given the idiosyncratic ways stories pass through social media and gather readers in spikes and bunches, aggregate traffic statistics are a complicated and sometimes confusing measure of raw popularity. But for those who like a list, here are the reviews, articles, and essays that received the most traffic on Collector Daily in 2016, in ranked order by subject.

To be clear, these are not editorial choices for some measure of “best” or “most important”, but simply sums of the raw viewership data. More abstractly, perhaps we can think of these lists as shimmery reflections of what our community found noteworthy (and worth thinking about further) this past year. The lists mix everything from 3 star raves to 1 star (barely) dismissals, so it’s clear our readers resonate with a well reasoned critical analysis, regardless of its conclusions.

Museums and Galleries (drawn from 117 reviews)

  1. Gregory Crewdson, Cathedral of the Pines @Gagosian (here)
  2. Alex Webb, La Calle, Photographs from Mexico @Aperture (here)
  3. Chris McCaw, Direct Positive @Yossi Milo (here)
  4. Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sea of Buddha @Pace (here)
  5. Chris Killip, In Flagrante Two @Yossi Milo (here)
  6. Nona Faustine, White Shoes @Smack Mellon (here)
  7. Thomas Ruff, press++ @David Zwirner (here)
  8. Taryn Simon: Paperwork and the Will of Capital @Gagosian (here)
  9. Close to the Edge: New Photography from Japan @Miyako Yoshinaga (here)
  10. William Eggleston: Selections from the Democratic Forest @David Zwirner (here)

Photobooks (drawn from 53 reviews)

  1. Ron Jude, Lago (here)
  2. Elina Brotherus, Carpe Fucking Diem (here)
  3. Gregory Halpern, Zzyzx (here)
  4. Moises Saman, Discordia (here)
  5. Thomas Hauser, The Wake of Dust (here)
  6. Dana Lixenberg, Imperial Courts, 1993-2015 (here)
  7. Arthur Bondar, Shadows of Wormwood (here)
  8. Sohei Nishino, Tokyo (here)
  9. Marcelo Greco, Sombras Secas (here)
  10. Virginie Rebetez, Out of the Blue (here)

Art Fairs, Auctions, and Opinions (drawn from 134 previews/results, reports, and essays)

  1. 2016 Guggenheim Fellows in Photography  (here)
  2. Rethinking Photographic Truth in the Digital Age (here)
  3. Every Booth at the 2016 AIPAD Photography Show, Part 1 of 4 (here)
  4. Top 10 Highest Priced Lots at Auction in 2015 (here)
  5. Photography Highlights from the 2016 Frieze New York Art Fair, Part 1 of 2 (here)
  6. Every Booth at Paris Photo 2016, Part 1 of 5 (here)
  7. Photography Highlights from the 2016 Frieze New York Art Fair, Part 2 of 2 (here)
  8. Every Booth at the 2016 AIPAD Photography Show, Part 2 of 4 (here)
  9. Every Booth at Paris Photo 2016, Part 3 of 5 (here)
  10. Photography Highlights from the 2016 Armory Show (here)

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