It seems like the dust has finally settled on the recaps of 2011 in photography. Most of this writing took the form of lists of photography books, which makes a lot of sense--everyone can experience a book in exactly the same way. Of course, we threw our own hat into the ring with our Best Photo Books of 2011 list, but there were plenty of other efforts online. So many, in fact, that blogger Marc Feustel took it upon himself to analyze them all, and distill everything into one easily digestible post. All told, he compiled 52 separate "Best of 2011" lists, and determine that Christian Patterson's "Redheaded Peckerwood" was the consensus top pick of the year. (Here's a video preview of the book.) Yukio Watabe's "A Criminal Investigation," which Marc also profiled for American Photo, was tied for second place.