Robert Adams discusses the importance of having a book of one’s own photographs published in the age of digital media. This excerpt from his interview with Alexa Dilworth reflects his opinion that books will always be an integral part of a photographers career.
With respect to the option of having your work online, it seems to me many photographers still prefer books to that too, and the reasons are complicated. But a picture on paper, assuming it’s well reproduced, is closer to the experience of holding a print than seeing an image on a screen. There is also an important satisfaction in holding a well-made book. It’s a beautiful object from that itself suggests wholeness. The pleasure of that object still matters to a lot of photographers. –Robert Adams