Here Far Away, a retrospective of Finnish photographer Pentti Sammallahti's photographs from around the world, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in England made many "best of 2012" photo book lists. I especially like Mike Johnston's review at The Online Photographer. Mike threw out his originally published list when Here Far Away arrived in the mail.
Thank you, Dog Art Today reader Nicholas Von Staden for introducing me to Sammallahti's work. He is a new favorite.
I selected some of my favorite Pentti Sammallahti's photographs of dogs from various websites including Peter Fetterman Gallery, The Guardian, How to See, and Photo-Eye Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is showing an exhibition of Sammallahti's work until February 9, 2013.
Correction 1.8.13: I had heard of Pentti Sammallahti before. Austrian artist Petra Hartl featured him on her exquisite HundKunst blog in October 2012. See more Sammallahti dog photographs there, so beautiful, they hurt my heart. Click here for the English translation.