Monday, December 21, 2015

Here We Go: The "BEST" of Everything Photography 2015



The lists begin earlier every year: everyone's photography "Best of" lists. As 2015 comes to a close, below is what has become an annual tradition: our compilation of what the web selected as the "best" of all things photography 2015. Check back frequently as we update through the end of the year.    Updated 1/1/16


The New York Times: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Top 10 Lists


Photographs

The Week: The year's best photojournalism

Slate: The Five Best Photo Stories You Might Have Missed This Year 

TIME: In Memoriam: Remembering the Photographers We Lost in 2015

pdn: The Year’s Top 10 Photo of the Day Posts

LensCulture: Documentary Photography: Important Stories from 2015

The White House: Behind the Lens: 2015 Year in Photographs
                               By Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer

BBC: Getty Images year in focus

UN News Centre: 2015 in pictures

LiveMint: Mint’s best photos of 2015

The Best WIRED Photo Stories of the Year

BBC: Year in pictures 2015

NBC: The Year in Space Pictures: 2015

The New York Times Magazine’s Best Photos of 2015

The Guardian: The best of the wildlife photography awards 2015 - in pictures

Boston Globe: The Big Picture 2015 Year in Pictures: Part I

                         2015 Year in Pictures: Part II

The Guardian: Five fake photos that went viral in 2015

news.com.au: The most powerful, newsworthy images of 2015

Tech Insider: The 50 most unforgettable photos of 2015

ABC News: Year In Review: Best News Photos of 2015

Pulitzer Center: 2015: A Year in Photos

The Guardian: The best photographs of 2015 – in pictures

BBC: UK year in pictures: 2015

Aperture’s 2015 Year in Review

The Guardian: The 20 photographs of the year

Vantage: The Best Street Photographer In San Francisco 2015: Troy Holden

The National: Year in review 2015: The pictures of the year

The Guardian: Stories behind the pictures of 2015: January to March

                        Stories behind the pictures of 2015: April to June

                        Stories behind the pictures of 2015: July to September
                    
                        Stories behind the pictures of 2015: October to December

The Independent: National Geographic unveils the 'photo of the day' top images for 2015

The Guardian: The best photographs of America 2015 – in pictures

Politico Europe: Most powerful photographs of 2015




The Guardian: The best portraits of 2015 – in pictures

PetaPixel: The Best iPhone Photos of 2015 by President Obama’s Official Photographer

CBS: 2015: The year in pictures

Rolling Stone's Best Photos of 2015

USA Today: The 26 best sports photos of 2015

CNN: Best travel photos of 2015

Esquire: The Best Drone Photos of 2015

The Guardian: National Geographic's best travel photos of 2015 – in pictures


The Guardian: Magnum photographers' best shots of 2015 – in pictures

PDN Pulse: Top Photo News Stories of 2015

Fortune’s Year in Photos

Euro News: 2015: the year in photos

amNY: Empire State Building 2015 year in photos

NJ.com: N.J. prom photos of 2015

The Globe and Mail: The Year in Photos: Events from around the world

The Globe and Mail: The Year in Photos: The best images from Globe and Mail photographer John Lehmann

USA TODAY's best photographs of 2015  (YouTube)

Reuters: 2015 Humanitarian year in pictures

Santafe.org:   The Top Ten Santa Fe Instagram Photos of 2015

Telegraph: Weird, funny and bizarre photos of the year: Part 1

                 Weird, funny and bizarre photos of the year: Part 2

New York Times Lens:  The Story Behind The Times’s Year in Pictures

Vogue UK: This Year In Pictures - 2015

TASS: Best Photos of 2015

The New York Times: 2015’s best graphics, visualizations and multimedia stories from The Times

CBS: The year in Google search 2015: the Top 30 News Subjects

Guardian photographer of the year 2015: Yannis Behrakis

BBC: Travel Photographer of the Year

CNET: Best science stories of 2015 (pictures)

VII 2015 Year in Review

The New Yorker: Our Favorite Documentary Photographs of 2015

The New York Times: The Year in Pictures 2015

The Guardian: Eyewitness: Guardian agency photographer of the year

The Guardian: 2015: Eyewitness accounts of the year’s most defining moments

Los Angeles Times: A Year in Focus | 2015

CNET's best photos of 2015

The Creators Project: [Best of 2015] The Year in Photography

Proof: Pictures We Love: Seeing Science

The Atlantic: The Most Powerful Images of 2015

Nature: 365 days: The best science images of 2015

MSNBC: This year in pictures: The best images from 2015

Baltimore Sun: 2015 Baltimore Sun pictures of the year

Gulf News: 2015 in review: The best photographs of the year

The Creator's Project: [Best of 2015] The Year in Photography

Huffington Post UK: Pictures Of The Year: The 12 Most Defining Photos Of 2015

Popular Science: The Best Science And Tech Images Of 2015

Wall Street Journal: Offbeat Images From 2015

Mirror: 2015 in incredible pictures: 28 stunning and spectacular photographs from across the globe

TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2015

The Guardian: Sean O'Hagan's top 10 photography shows of 2015

USA Today: Image of crying children in migrant crisis wins UNICEF photo of the year

Euro News: 2015: The year in photos

The Telegraph: Weird, funny and bizarre photos of the year: Part 1

The Independent: The most stunning drone photos of 2015

Chicago Tribune's 2015 Photos of the Year

Christian Science Monitor: Our best photos of the year 2015

Business Insider: The 37 strangest photos of 2015

Mashable: The Best Photos of 2015

Twitter: Best Photos of 2015

The 405: In Photos of the Year: 2015 Special

NOOR: Best of 2015

ABC News: AP PHOTOS: Top Pictures in 2015 From Europe and Africa

Belfast Telegraph: Best images of 2015 by Press Association photographers

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2015

PhotoShelter: How Memorable are TIME’s Top 10 Photos of the Year?

BBC: The best images of 2015 by Press Association photographers

USA Today: 2015: The year in pictures

USA Today: Best USA TODAY photos of 2015

Alessandro Penso is TIME’s Pick for Photo Story of the Year

Velo News: Photo Essay: Best of 2015 — Battles and attacks

Wall Street Journal: Year in Photos 2015

BBC: Picture power: Eight photographers on their best image of 2015

TelegraphPictures of the year: January, February and March 2015
                  
                    Pictures of the year: April, May and June 2015

                   Pictures of the year: July, August and September 2015

                   Pictures of the year: October, November and December 2015

Crave: Year In Focus: The Best Sports Photographs of 2015

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Best of 2015 Photojournalism by J.B. Forbes

 AAJ News: Top 10 pictures that remain In the news throughout the year 2015

News One: 21 Of President Barack Obama's Best Photos Of 2015

Mashable: These are the 10 worst selfies of 2015

InformationWeek: NASA's 10 Best Images Of 2015

CBS: Entertainment photos of the year

Tech Insider: 12 of the most breathtaking drone photos of 2015

Stacy Kranitz Is TIME’s Pick for Instagram Photographer of the Year 2015

Daily Star: Pictures of the Year 2015

Bloomberg's Best Photos of 2015

Independent: 95 incredible pictures that sum up 2015

Washington Post: The stories behind some of this year’s fascinating photos

The Guardian: Pictures of the year: January, February and March 2015

The Atlantic: 2015: The Year in Photos, January-April

                       2015: The Year in Photos, May-August

                      2015: The Year in Photos, September-December

Business Insider: The best US military pictures of 2015

The Atlantic: Top 25 News Photos of 2015

The Atlantic: Hopeful Images From 2015

The Big Picture: The best Boston Globe photos of 2015

NY Post: The 100 Best Photos of 2015

AP Photos Top 100 News Images of 2015

TIME Picks the Top 100 Photos of 2015

TIME Picks the Top Magazine Covers of 2015

Boston Globe: The best Boston Globe photos of 2015

BGR: The most incredible and jaw-dropping photos from 2015

Buzzfeed: 18 Pictures From 2015 Guaranteed To Make You Sad

Rock and Ice: Photos of the Year 2015

Reverb: The best concert photos of 2015

weather.com's Top Photos of 2015

Outdoors: Best Outdoor Photographs Of The Year 2015

Super Sport: Golf year in Pictures: 2015

Dayton Business Journal: The Year In Pictures 2015

CNN: 2015: The Year in Pictures

Reuters: Pictures of the Year 2015

PhotoShelter Blog: 45 Reasons to Love Photography 2015

The Denver Post: A selection of Agence France-Presse photos of the year 2015

The New York Times: The Best in Art of 2015

National Geographic: The Pictures We Loved in 2015

TIME: The 50 most Instagrammed places in America

The Guardian: Photographer of the year – 2015 shortlist: atrocities in Paris and Syria, bodybuilders in Palestine

TIME  Picks the Best Wire Photographer of 2015

PetaPixel: The Top Photos and Cameras on Flickr in 2015

The Arizona Republic: Year in Review 2015: David Wallace photography

CBC:  The Canadian stories behind the best wildlife photos of 2015

FUSE: Photos of the Year: The Best & Memorable Pics of 2015

The Guardian: Wildlife photographer of the year 2015 winners - in pictures

Emirates 24/7 World's Best? Pictures that made 2015 the 'Year of the Photograph'

Audubon: 2015 Audubon Photography Awards Top 100


Photo Books

The FlakPhoto Photography Booklist is here to help

Elizabeth Avedon: BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS of 2015....and Some Honorable Mentions

The Daily Beast: The Best Photography Books of 2015

The New York Times Magazine: The Best Photo Books of 2015

Prison Photography: Six Books Pete Picked Up This Year and Liked

Vogue: Picturing the American South: The Year’s Best Photo Books Reveal a Vast Portrait

The Daily Beast: The Best Photography Books of 2015

The Guardian: Shōji Ueda: the most beautiful, surprising photobook of the year

Telegraph: The best art photography books of 2015

Slate: The 10 Best Photography Books of 2015

Evening Standard: The best photography books of 2015

Conscientious Photo Magazine:  My favourite photobooks in 2015 (and more)

American Photo: Best Photo Books of the year 2015

photo-eye:  Best Books of 2015

1000 Words editor Tim Clark looks back over the year’s photo book releases: Top ten: the best photo books of 2015

Photo District News: Notable Photo Books of 2015: Part 1

The Guardian: The best photography books of 2015

blakeandrewsblog: It's that time of year again. Christmas lights are out. A chill is in the air. And the annual photobook list parade has begun

Smithsonian.com:  The Best Photography Books of the Year

atsushisaito.blog: Best Photobooks of 2015

photolia: Lists of the Best Photobooks of 2015

PhotoBookstore Magazine: Photobooks of 2015

TIME Picks the Best Photobooks of 2015

The Wall Street Journal: The Best Books for Photography Lovers

Fotokritik: The Best Photobooks of the Year (This one is a must read!)

theloggingroad:13 Best Photobooks and 2 Worst Photobooks of the Year 2015: And There is the Cosmos, to Capture Her Soul

Crave: The Top 7 Photography Books of the 21st Century (So Far)


Media and Miscellaneous

PDN: Top Gear Stories of 2015

Poynter: A look at the front pages of 2015

Don't Take Pictures: The Best of 2015's "Best Of" Lists

PDN: Some (Mostly) Fun Photo Stats for 2015

Newseum: Remembering the Journalists We Lost

Popular Photography Camera of the Year 2015: The Nominees

CNET: The 20 most interesting cameras of 2015 (pictures)

Columbia Journalism Review: The best and worst journalism of 2015

British Journal of Photography: Winners of the BJP International Photography Awards 2016 announced

Poynter: #LoveWins, #BlackLivesMatter, #JeSuisCharlie among the news that dominated Twitter in 2015



Remember when? Here is "The Best" of yesteryear, 2014.