As the year comes to a close, it is only natural to want to take a look back at the incredible moments we’ve experienced in the past twelve months. As a society, we have shared experiences through the power of photography. On an everyday basis, we are exposed to countless images which not only document the lives of people around the globe but also shape our memories of a given point in time. Considering the social and political climate of the world, 2018 has been a tremendous year in photography.
One topic that’s made way in 2018 is global warming and its effects on the world. Many photographers could not help but notice the environmental impact of climate change across the globe. Capturing beautiful images of rising sea levels and portraits of displaced animals were aplenty. Despite the divisiveness of politics and devastation of natural disasters, there were several bright spots to focus in on as well.
As we take a look back, we hope to see and highlight the beauty of the world around us, as well as the people and animals that inhabit it. Poignant portraits, awesome aerials, majestic landscapes, and perfectly timed candid moments are engrained in our memories of the past 365 days.