From handmaids to yellow vests, from war to joyful progress, these are the most significant news photographs of the year.
This year, the number of internet users worldwide reached the record-setting 4-billion mark, according to a report from We Are Social and Hootsuite. As 3 billion people access social media each month, our world has never been so connected—and so, it’s never been easier for high-impact photographs to rapidly spread, at times so fast that their necessary context gets left behind. Photojournalists remain crucial to our understanding of world events, providing us with front-row views that would otherwise be inaccessible. Here, we share the unforgettable news images that defined 2018.
Paolo Woods’ series PEPE is an inventory of T-shirts bearing various slogans. “Pèpè” is a reference to second-hand clothing from American thrift stores sold in the former slave market in Port-au-Prince. These funny, suggestive and sometimes inappropriate shirts are purchased out of necessity, and what they communicate is not always clear to the people who wear them. This approach is a comment on one aspect of the relationship between Haiti and the United States