To end 2014, The Guardian took the time to remember the different powerful events that have marked this year : attacks in Gaza or Ukraine, The World Cup, Oscar Pistorius’ trail, the disasters of Ebola and also Ferguson’s protests, the editorial board has selected the 20 most striking pictures that have made the news.
Like the Time magazine, The Washington Post gathered the most powerful photos of this year in their top The Year in Images and The Best-of Washington Post Photography 2014. The storytelling of a year : its dramas, its joys, its losses, its victories, its wars and its moments of glory are to discover in the gallery.
“Ornithocide” is a series by Steven Spazuk who makes soot paintings : smoke’s dust that he manipulates after burning a bit the paper. Through the expression “a canary in a coal mine”, he wanted to recall the death of millions of birds since the industrial revolution and also the dead men stuck in the coal mine.
“Dust Portraits” is a series realized by photographer Gabriel de la Chapelle and captured in the dusty mist of the Burning Man Festival sand’s storms. This artist wanted to approach with poesy the festival’s environnement by surreal cliches of the public and installations. Dust portraits in a floating nowhere place, to discover.
By focusing on the landscape textures he observes, the photographer Thorsten Scheuermann presents here an abstract series of very graphic photographs. The way he interprets the textures from nature gives a very interesting visual identity. Discover beautiful lava flows and arid lands in the gallery.
In order to capture the most memorable moments of the Burning Man edition, New Zealand photographer Trey Ratcliff visited the Nevada Black Rock desert where take place each year the most zany festivities of the planet. Costumes, sculptures, installations, the photographer skillfully transcribed this wonderful artistic pilgrimage. Find out more in the gallery.
Based in Perpignan, the annual photojournalism festival Visa Pour l’Image just released its 26th edition. The city is filled by more than 3000 talented photojournalists and press agencies from all around the world. This year, 26 exhibitions were presented in the city with the most powerful and touching images of what happened during 2014. To discover in the gallery.
Seon Ghi Bahk artist based in Seoul unveils its latest made charcoal works that hang from son nylon to form columns or abstract representations. Bahk work explores the complex relationship between nature and humanity. It uses charcoal, a natural substance created by the burning of trees to recreate architectural forms that humans use for shelter.
This short film has been produced while traveling from Montréal to Nevada in July 2013, on the way to Burning Man. It is an attempt at experimenting with stop-motion and time-lapse techniques, but above all technical aspects, we simply wanted to immortalize a magical moment we experienced, gazing at the beauty of western US. Project title WindScale is [...]
No matter if this is to illustrate a news story, a natural disaster or to highlight the testimony of victims of armed conflict, the Reuters news agency collects and distributes thousands of photos every year, taken on all continents. Terrifying, touching and intriguing images, that, for the most notable, are gathered each year in selected Reuters Photos of the Year, containing, 93 shots, to find in full below, beginning with the photographer Peter Thomas.