Wednesday, December 31, 2014


 The lists began almost a month before the end of the year: everyone's photography "Best of" lists for 2014. As 2014 comes to a close, below is our compilation of what the web selected as the "best" of 2014.

Slate: 2014 Photos of the Year

This week: The year's best photojournalism

Albuquerque Journal: Photos of the Year 2014: New Mexico's Year in Pictures

Slideshow: Roll Call’s 2014 Feature Photos of the Year

VII: Year in Review

AP: Best US News Photos of 2014

The Guardian: Best photographs of 2014 – in pictures 2014: A Year in Pictures

The Best of LensCulture in 2014

The Huffington Post: The 52 Best Photographs From Around The World In 2014

WIRED’s Best Photo Stories of the Year​

The Boston Globe Big Picture: Best of 2014

TIME: The Most Uplifting Photos of 2014

TIME: In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2014

Chicago Tribune's 2014 Photos of the Year

Chicago Sun Times 2014: International Year in Photos

TIME: As 2014 draws to a close, we take a look back at the photographic trends that defined 2014

BBC: Pictures of the Year

The Guardian:  Mike Bowers' best photographs of 2014 – in pictures

The Guardian: Photographer of the year 2014: Bulent Kilic – in pictures

The Guardian: The 20 photographs of the year

NY Times Lens: Choosing the 2014 Pictures of the Year

London Evening Standard: Pictures of the Year 2014

Best of 2014: A look back at the top New York Daily News Photos of the Year

BBC: Ten photos capture the UK in 2014

LA Times: A Year in Focus: 2014

American Photo: Photojournalism of the Year: 2014

VICE: Our Favorite Photos of 2014

POLITICO photos of the year

POLITICO: The 10 Best Washington Photos of 2014

AOL: 2014: The Year in Photos

US News and World Report: 2014 Photos of the Year: Part 1
                                               2014 Photos of the Year: Part 2

BagNews: Looking Back on ‘14 With Compassion and Depth

Internazionale: Le foto dell’anno

Stella Kramer: The Best of 2014

Slate: Our Seven Favorite Photography Shows From 2014

Slate: The Five Best Photo Series You Might Have Missed This Year

The Guardian: Best portraits of 2014 – in pictures

The New York Times: The Year in Pictures, 2014

The Telegraph: Pictures of the year 2014: World news- part 1
                                                             World news- part 2
                                                             World news - Part 3
                                                             World news - part 4

TIME Picks the Best Wire Photographer of 2014

ABC News: The Year in Pictures

Doctors Without Borders: The Year in Pictures 2014

Business Insider Australia: The 50 Most Unforgettable Photos Of 2014

Bag News Notes: Furry Friends Meet Cheap Clicks. (Or, the Rabid Proliferation of Year End Photo Lists.)

The Guardian: Animals photographs of the year 2014

Best of The Washington Post photography 2014

The Guardian: 2014 Wildlife photography awards round-up – in pictures

TIME Picks the Top 100 Photos of 2014

Photo District News: The Best of 2014: PDN Photo of the Day

Mashable: The best photos of 2014

 The New Yorker: Favorite Portraits of 2014

Chicago Tribune: 2014: The year in A&E photography

NBC News: The Year in Pictures 2014

The Independent: Pictures of the year: World News 2014

The Boston Globe: The best photos of 2014, Part 1 - The Big Picture
                                Part II

Baltimore Sun: 2014: The year in pictures

Baltimore Sun: The world's strangest pictures of the year

The Guardian: Sean O’Hagan’s top 10 photography exhibitions of 2014

NY Magazine: The Cut’s Wildest, Most Vibrant Photographs of the Year

TIME: The Most Powerful Protest Photos of 2014

TIME: The Most Surprising Photos of 2014

TIME's Best Portraits of 2014

Wall Street Journal: Photos of the Year 2014's Top 100 Photos of 2014

WNYC: Protest Photos Are the Best Art of 2014

Getty:  Year in Focus | Reportage highlights from 2014

Getty:  A selection of our Reportage photographers’ key work either shot or first released in 2014

European PressPhoto Agency: Best photos of 2014

CNN 2014: The Year in Pictures

TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2014

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2014

Daily Mail: some of the most amazing photographs of 2014 from around the world

The Atlantic: 2014: The Year in Photos, January - April
                                The Year in Photos, May-August
                                The Year in Photos September - December

Associated Press: AP Photos of the year

San Francisco Business Times best photos 2014

IBn: Pictures of the year 2014: The Best Photos from around the world Les conflits de l’annĂ©e 2014 vus par les photographes de l’AFP

The Province: A roundup of some of the top shots by Canadian Press photographers based in B.C. this year

Outside Magazine: The Best Adventure Photography: Exposure 2014

Outside Magazine: Best National Park Photos

The Guardian: Travel photographer of the year 2014 winners – in pictures

Toronto Sun: Reuters shows off their best animal pictures of 2014’s Best Wedding Photos from 2014

Gizmodo: The Alien and Eerie Beauty of the Year's Best Microscopic Photos

The Guardian: Travel photographer of the year 2014 winners – in pictures

Booooooom: A Selection Of My Favourite Images Found In 2014: 75 Photos By 75 Photographers The most incredible satellite images of 2014

National Geographic: Best Space Pictures of 2014

BBC News: The most stunning drone pictures of 2014

The Guardian: Photographer of the year – 2014 shortlist: child wrestlers, uprisings and performing poodles

Metro: Pictures: The Art of Building 2014 photographer of the year finalists

Reuters: Best photos of the year 2014

The Indian Express: Best photographs from around the world of 2014

The Guardian: The Royal Horticultural Society’s Photographer of the Year competition winner and runners up

TIME: 50 Astonishing Animal Photographs of 2014 Photos: Associated Press best photos of 2014

British Journalism Awards: Photojournalist of the Year

International Business Times: Rueters Photographers Discuss the Best News Photos of 2014

Agence France Presse releases best pictures of 2014

Colin Pantall's Blog: Best Photo Books, Blogs and Hats of 2014

Mashable: The Best drone pictures of 2014

World Press Photo: View the entire collection of winning images from the 57th World Press Photo Contest

Conscientious Portfolio Competition 2014: The Winners

POP Photographer: Your Best Shot Finalists: November 2014

National Geographic: Stunning Pictures: The Year's Best Wildlife Photographs

i09: Nature's Candids: The Best Wildlife Camera-Trap Photography Of 2014

TIME: Matt Black Is TIME’s Pick for Instagram Photographer of the Year 2014

2014 Winners - iPhone Photography Awards  14 Best Instagram Photos Of 2014

POP Photo: See the Most Instagrammed Places of 2014 The Numbers Are In — The Top 3 Most Liked Photos On Instagram Of 2014 Are…

Daily Mail: Most popular Instagram image in 2014 was Kim Kardashian’s wedding

Wall Street Journal: The 5 Biggest Social Media Movements of 2014 Best N.J. prom photos of 2014

British Journal of Photography:  The Cool and Noteworthy issue: showcase of the people and projects that caught our attention this year

Photography Books

FlakPhoto Books of the Year 2014

Mother Jones: The 19 Best Photobooks of 2014

The Telegraph: Cheryl Newman on the photography books that caught her eye

Conscientious: My favourite photobooks in 2014

Elizabeth Avedon: BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS of 2014....and Some Honorable Mentions

The Independent: Books of the year 2014: The best photography books

FlakPhoto Books of the Year 2014

Blake Andrews: The Year in Photo Books

EMAHO Picks The Most Interesting Photobooks of 2014

Mother Nature Network: Best books of 2014 in conservation photography

L'Oeil de la Photographie: Special Books

PhotoEye: The Best Books of 2014

American Photo: Best Photobooks of the Year 2014

pdn: Notable Photo Books of 2014: Part I

The Guardian: The best photography books of 2014

a-n: Top ten: the best photo books of 2014

jmcolberg on Ello: Listmas: those final four to six weeks of the year, where it's all about being bombarded with "best of" lists

TIME selects the best photobooks of 2014

 Wall Street Journal: The Six Best Photography Books

The Telegraph: Christmas Books 2014: best photography and art books to read

Huffington Post: 15 Great Photography Books For Under $15

Cameras, etc

Google: Year in Search

USA Today: The Best Photo Apps of 2014

The Phoblographer's Best Useful Photography Tips for 2014

American Photo: Editors' Choice: Gear of the Year 2014

POP Photo: Camera of the Year: Nikon D750

Imaging Resource: The best camera under 1,000 dollars: Best compact camera

C-Net: Best digital cameras of 2014

The Phoblographer’s Editor’s Choice Awards list for 2014. Here you’ll find the best cameras, the best lenses, the best lights, the best camera bags and a whole lot more

PDN's 30 2014 : New and Emerging Photographers to Watch

And a truly tragic list:

Committee To Protect Journalists: Slideshow: Journalists killed in 2014

Remember when? Recap:  2013 Year in Pictures and the..."Best of " Everything Photographic 2013


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Steve Schapiro: "The Long Road"

On the Road, the Selma March, 1965
© Steve Schapiro

The New Yorker has a portfolio of unpublished photographs from the 1965 Selma March by Steve Schapiro.

"A half century ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, in Oslo, spoke of the “creative battle” that twenty-two million black men and women in the United States were waging against “the starless midnight of racism.” A few months later, in March, 1965, that battle came to Selma, Alabama, the birthplace of the White Citizens’ Council. The issue was voting rights. As King pointed out, there were more blacks in jail in the city than there were on the voting rolls. James Baldwin, who was among the marchers, had written, “I could not suppress the thought that this earth had acquired its color from the blood that had dripped down from these trees.” The series of marches there––the first was Bloody Sunday, a bloody encounter with a racist police force armed with bullwhips and cattle prods; the last, the fifty-four-mile procession from Selma to the State House, in Montgomery––pushed Lyndon Johnson to send voting-rights legislation to Congress. The nonviolent discipline of the marchers, the subject of a new film by Ava DuVernay, and portrayed here in Steve Schapiro’s photographs of the Selma-to-Montgomery march, became such a resonant chapter in the black freedom struggle that Barack Obama, in 2007, went to Selma to speak, at Brown Chapel, just weeks after declaring for the Presidency. Almost eight years later, as Selma is being commemorated, demonstrators against racial injustice are employing as a despairing slogan the last words of Eric Garner, an African-American man on Staten Island in the grip of a police choke hold: “I can’t breathe.”"

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December 10: Human Rights Day

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

Via The Guardian:
Today is Human Rights Day and the press freedom watchdog, the International Press Institute (IPI), is marking it with a message and a short film, called My Voice.
It features the award-winning humanitarian photojournalist Giles Duley who explains his work in documenting post-conflict communities, to portray what he calls “the legacy of war.”

Related Exhibition: People Get Ready: The Struggle for Human Rights