Our world was convulsed with social unrest, violence, racism, incompetent leadership, unprecedented corruption of the highest office in the land in America, earthquakes, horrible wildfires in multiple places around the globe, and a global pandemic made worse through failed leadership in a number of countries. Pandemics are by their very nature, possible every year given the realities of biology, but this pandemic did not have to be this bad.
The Salt Lake Tribune’s 2020 Photos of the Year
The Tribune’s photojournalists — Trent Nelson, Leah Hogsten, Francisco Kjolseth and Rick Egan — captured it all. They put their health at risk to create stunning images that showed our humanity and events that thanks to them we’ll never forget.
Arquitectura Libre - Photographs by Adam Wiseman | Essay by Erin Lee | LensCulture
Photographer Adam Wiseman explores the fanciful freestyle structures that are built throughout rural Mexico without regard for building codes or classical ideas of beauty in architecture
Juxtapoz Magazine - Village People: Jindřich Štreit's Photographs of the Czechoslovak Countryside
Jindřich Štreit has long been one of the most important figures in Czech photography. Though he has made many visually powerful series with photo...
Juxtapoz Magazine - Steven Sweatpants: Back to Basics and the Year of the Protest Photo
“This is the first night that the city had established a curfew. I remember my mom telling me to watch my back when I went out that night. I didn’t kn...
Mårten Lange's Ghost Witness: A Spectral and Transitional Architecture
"The skyscrapers are vertical signatures that penetrate the evening sky all glass and reflective. Water pools on their surface creating an impermeable glare as one winces into the crow’s nest of their rapacious skyward capacity" I think of the
I feel a call to resist what I am observing in these images. I feel a tremor of uncomfortability in what Lange is showing us and yet I know he is not taking any position on the matter. He has found a way to read metrics and to report them back to us in a byte stream while still retaining some concerns that exceed the full governance of non-human observation. The question that remains is as to where Lange will go next-will his vision force him into the role of digital ghost or will he re-trench and rally against an increasingly interesting master of new observations in which images rely on metrics more than emotions? This is a defining achievement for Lange and for the medium of photography itself. This has my Highest Recommendation and is truly one of the most important books of the decade thus far, but you will need to remember I said this from a point in the future.
One Photo 2020: The Power Of A Moment - PhotoShelter Blog
This year has brought new challenges, new adventures (even if they were spent at home), new things to be grateful for and a new outlook on the year ahead. In 2020, we’ve also seen incredible examples of unity and togetherness, despite so many of us being
We asked our photo community to reflect on the past 12 months, look through their portfolios and tell their story of 2020 with just one photo.
In an attempt to pay tribute to each of his family member’s individuality, the British photographer created a somewhat different Christmas Portrait.
The rebel photographer who battled the Stasi
During the ’70s and ’80s, Harald Hauswald shot from the hip, secretly documenting life behind the Berlin Wall. This is his story.
Juxtapoz Magazine - Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop
In 1963 a group of Black photographers based in New York came together in the spirit of friendship and exchange and chose the name Kamoinge—meaning “a...
With his Leica Q, George Tatakis presents a highly aesthetic study of Greek women’s costumes in the 21st century.
Muge travels the Yangtze River, tenderly photographing communities displaced by flooding | 1854 Photography
For 20 years, the Chinese photographer has followed the devastations left in the wake of the construction of a colossal and controversial dam
Takehiko Nakafuji’s new body of work is a powerful, high contrast documentation of the Hong Kong protests
During several trips to the region last year, the Japanese photographer documented the democratic protests, saying “I felt that I had to take photographs of this reality as a photographer.”
Portuguese Week: Tito Mouraz - LENSCRATCH
Today we present the work of Tito Mouraz, a Portuguese photographer from the interior north of the country. He too, enjoys to photographically approach the themes of landscape, memory, myth and nature. The first major work in Tito Mouraz’s career was Ope
A deadly virus. Lives in lockdown. Passionate calls for justice. The images of 2020 reflected the humanity of a turbulent time.
Photography shines brightest when we are moved by it or it reveals something to us that we may have never seen before. We believe this selection of extraordinary photographs from the past year radiates that light.
As professional photography editors, we are accustomed to seeing a little bit of everything: war, famine, fires, hurricanes, politics, suffering, beauty, silliness and sometimes joy. This year was different. Photography, and photojournalism in particular, is regarded as a medium of reality. Reality became surreal this year and with it, photojournalism. Photography shines brightest when we are moved by it or it reveals something to us that we may have never seen before. We believe this selection of extraordinary photographs from the past year radiates that light. — the Washington Post Photography Team
A Year Like No Other: 2020 in Pictures
In a world where life changed seemingly overnight, photographers transformed how they worked, trading intimacy for distance. This is what they captured.
The photographs in this collection capture those historic 12 months. Jeffrey Henson Scales, who edited The Year in Pictures with David Furst, said he had never felt such sweep and emotion from a single year’s images — from the “joy and optimism” of a New Year’s Eve kiss in Times Square, to angry crowds on the streets of Hong Kong and in American cities, to scenes of painful debates over race and policing, to the “seemingly countless graves and coffins across the globe.”
2020 in Photos: How the First Months Unfolded
It's time to take a look at some of the most memorable events and images of 2020. Events covered in this essay include the disastrous Australian wildfires, the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brexit Day, and much more.
As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look at some of the most memorable events and images of 2020. Events covered in this essay (the first of a three-part photo summary of the year) include the disastrous Australian wildfires, the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic and the new reality of empty public spaces, innovative ways to cope with social-distancing measures, the Democratic presidential primaries, Brexit Day, and much more. Check back later this week for parts two and three, and be sure to see the earlier “Top 25 News Photos of 2020.”
Enigmatic photos of growing up in Buenos Aires
Photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti chronicles the everyday lives of her cousins growing up in rural Argentina.
In a new book, photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti chronicles the everyday lives of her cousins as they navigate the transition from adolescence to adulthood in rural Argentina.
Top 25 News Photos of 2020
Powerful images from the past 12 eventful months
As we approach the end of a year unlike any other in recent memory, here is a look back at some of the major news events and moments of 2020. The coronavirus pandemic took center stage worldwide, disrupting societies, sickening tens of millions, and killing more than 1.5 million people. In June, widespread protests against racial injustice and policy brutality erupted after the Minneapolis police killed George Floyd. In the U.S., political and cultural clashes took place in the streets, on the airwaves, and across social media during a tumultuous presidential-election year. California suffered one of its worst wildfire seasons in modern history, and so much more. Here, we present the top 25 news photos of 2020. Be sure to check back throughout the week for more comprehensive stories, presented as “2020: The Year in Photos, Parts 1-3.”