The Stories Of 2016: Photographers Share Their Favorite Photos And The Stories Behind Them
At the end of every year, I see articles that depict some of the greatest photos of the year. They're always dazzling! They're shot by some of the best photojournalists and people alike who seem to be at the right place at the right time. They show us how the world has moved forward and sometimes also taken a step back.
I really like seeing them, but I wanted creatives like you and I to also share their best photo of the year and the story behind it. I was curious to see what they would pick and what their reasoning was. How would they wrap up their year and pick out the single best moment?
So I asked them to do just that!
I find that it's never just about the photo, but every moment that happens around and in between it. Sometimes, those stories are just as beautiful, if not more beautiful. It shines a new light on the photo and brings it into context.
It really illuminates the heart reading some of these. Feelings of pride for the photographers come out! They are stories that celebrate personal growth, achievements in executing vision, stories of loss and love, and sometimes no story at all.
Some simply shared a beautiful photo that they purely loved for no reason at all or any real story. Rightfully so, you just get lost in some of these.
We had over 300 submissions! How did I end up picking?
As I mentioned above, there were photos from all areas of photography. Some had a message, some had a story, and some were just visually beautiful without one. There was no way I could post all 300 of them, so what I did was pick a great selection of all of these three!
It does not mean the rest were less-than, but hopefully this teaser will get you excited to see more! To see the entire collection, check out the full submission thread here.
I learned so much from hearing from photographers, and I hope this inspires you creatively in 2017 and beyond!
Enjoy and Happy New Year!
To see all of the 300+ submissions, be sure and click here!