Best of 2014
January 2, 2015
What a fantastically photographic year it has been. At the end of each December, I challenge myself to pick my favorite few photos from my catalog of that year for my year-end post, but 2014 was more difficult than usual. I pushed myself this past year to do more photo projects, and I have traveled a lot, and it has definitely resulted in a bounty of photos that I am proud of. The difficult part is when I try to separate my emotional attachment to my images and try to sift through the ones that are "good." For some reason, this year's top picks are very landscape-oriented, from the dry desert of Southern Utah, to the lush forest of the Czech Republic. Take a look at my best from 2014 (including my favorite five from Instagram), and then take a chunk of time to go through the comprehensive lists I put together of major photography outlets' choices for top photos and compilations of 2014 in review. A warning: Some of the slideshows contain graphic images.
I'm out for the month of January--starting the new year off by heading to the Middle East for a month. I'll figure out what's next when I get back.
YEAR IN REVIEW
The year in photos from the Wall Street Journal.
The year in music photos from Pitchfork.
The world's most Instagrammed places of 2014.
Watch all 365 of National Geographic's photos of the day in 30 seconds.
Time looks back at three photographic trends of 2014 (portrait series, documentary still life and direct to audience).
Get your knowledge on with The Phoblographer's most popular articles of 2014.
TOP PHOTOGRAPHY OF 2014
Reuters' top photos of the year.
The best U.S. news photos from the AP.
The New York Times divulges how its editors chose their picks for best photos of the year.
The year's best photography books chosen by Rangefinder Magazine.
30 favorite shots of fashion, fine art and documentary work chosen by The Wild Magazine.
LensCulture's List of Lists, containing the best of everything from conceptual to street photography.
Top 10 macro photos from 500px.
Outside Online's best adventure photography.
The year's best perfectly timed photos.