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I’ve had to wait for a few images to be published before posting my favorite images of last year. A month or so late, here are some of my favorite images from last year. As I’ve written in previous year-end posts, these might not be my best or most widely published or most important pictures of the year, but they’re my favorites. Most of these images are from larger bodies of work or fit alongside other coverage; many are from assignments, but many are not.
It was a year of substantial transition, both personally and professionally. I moved to Boston and developed a host of new assignment clients and stock publishers. I need to send a big thank-you to all the people I’ve worked with over the past year at the Wall Street Journal, Education Week (a couple of my photos are in their Best of 2011), Chronicle of Higher Education, the New Yorker, the Montana Office of Tourism, MIT, Tufts University, BagNewsNotes, CurrentTV, Longshot, Burn Magazine, PHOTO/Arts Magazine, the Ballarat International Foto Bienalle, the New York Photo Festival, Slideluck Potshow, PDN, the Youth Image Project, the Format Festival, 25CPW, the Magnum Foundation and others. 2012 is already off to a bang, and now that I’ve got my feet relatively stable under me in this new locale, I’ll be pushing after some stories I’ve been researching.
Here’s a continuation of the previous roundup of dvafoto’s friends’ and readers’ favorite/best photos of 2010. Keep them coming!
Matt Mallams, Bryan Mitchell, Wendy Marijnissen, Lianne Milton, Noah Darnell, Nathan W. Armes, Clayton Hauck, Shaena Mallett, Todd Spoth, Evan Gilman, Helena Franke, Nathan Weyland, Josh D. Weiss, Pete Carr, Patrick Smith (and part 2), and Luka Knezevicstrika.
Thanks to everybody for sending in their favorites from 2010. Here’s hoping 2011 will bring great light, beautiful pictures, and plenty of tearsheets.
I’m back in the US and one of my favorite things about the return home is reading long magazine articles. I just found a stash of recent New Yorkers at a thrift store at 25 cents a pop, and I’m in heaven. Others online have been collecting and sharing some of their favorite long reads. Here are a few good resources:
- The Longreads twitter feed
- NYU’s list of the Top 100 Works of Journalism in the United States in the 20th Century (and this short list of entries on the list available for free online)
- Conor Friedersdorf’s lists of The Best of Journalism from 2009 and 2008.
- JournoCurator‘s twitter feed
- Kevin Kelly’s list of The Best Magazine Articles Ever
- Esquire’s own list of its 7 Greatest Stories the magazine has published
Unfortunately, these lists are all pretty limited to American journalism. But armed with those lists, you should have several years worth of reading material. Reading on a screen is never fun, though, and you could probably go broke on the printer ink alone. Nothing beats the printed page, but there are a few tools (Readability, Instapaper, Read It Later) that will make electronic reading less of a pain.
I held off posting this for a few days, because it doesn’t really have anything to do with photography, but I can’t hold off any longer. Someone’s put together a supercut of 100 Greatest Quotes from The Wire. The video makes me want to watch the whole series a third time. So good. But, oddly, it doesn’t include anything from my favorite (and many others’) scene from the show. Watch out, though, there’s NSFW language in the above video and nudity in the one below. The 100 quotes video contains major spoilers in from all 5 seasons of The Wire, the below probably counts as a minor spoiler for the first season.
The Year in Photos packages are trickling out. Thanks to Filmoculous’ great annual List of Lists, here are a few of the collections released so far.