From breaking-news photographs to portraits composed for magazine features, here are some of our favorite pictures of the year.
The photo team at The New Yorker assigned more breaking-news commissions this year than ever before. In October, the photojournalist Adriana Zehbrauskas accompanied the staff writer Jonathan Blitzer on a weeklong trip to follow the migrant caravan as it moved north through Mexico. During the midterms, the political photographer Mark Peterson captured, in one powerful image, the Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in a voting booth with two of his small children standing by. And, after receiving a phone call from our director of photography late one evening in September, the photographer Benjamin Rasmussen woke up before dawn to take a portrait of Deborah Ramirez, who had told Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer of a college encounter with the Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Standing alone in the morning light, Ramirez exuded both quiet resilience and resignation, a poignant moment of calm in the midst a chaotic and anguished nomination process.