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The new year is a wonderful time to look at great photographs!

Dozens of media outlets collect their best from the past year.

You’ll find links to the best of the best below.

Enjoy!

Time’s 2019 Top 100 Photos

The New York Times Year In Pictures 2019

CNN 2019 Year In Review

CNN’s Best Travel Photos Of 2019

Bloomberg’s Year in Pictures 2019

Bored Panda’s 30 Most Powerful Press Photos Of 2019

Magnum’s Pictures Of The Year 2019

Top AP Photos Of 2019

New York Post’s Best Photos Of 2019

The Guardian’s Best Photographs Of 2019

The Guardian’s A Decade In Pictures 2010-2019

The Atlantic top 25 News Photos Of 2019

The Atlantic The Most 2019 Photos Ever

The Atlantic Photos Of A Decade 2010-2019

Reuter’s Best Photos Of 2019

CBS News Best Photos Of 2019

World Press Photo 2019 Contest Winners

Agora World Photography Competition 2019 Winners

My Modern Met

The Best New Yorker Photography Of 2019

National Geographic

Gizmodo’s Best Wildlife Photos Of 2019

Audubon’s 2019 Photography Award Winners

Business Insider’s Best Wildlife Photos Of 2019

Science’s Favorite Photos Of 2019

Sports Illustrated’s Best Photos Of 2019

The Guardian’s Best Sports Photography Of 2019

Best Photography Books Of 2019 – I

Best Photography Books Of 2019 – II

 

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This is a selection of my top 12 images of 2018. This selection doesn’t reflect sales, publication, or activities on the web. It simply reflects my opinion. Click on the titles to find out more about each image.

Geography

The locations include Antarctica, Spain, Arches National Park, Scoresbysund Greenland, and Maine.

Process

Continuing the momentum from the previous year I completed my first seriesof finished works with my iPhone – Land In Land. Processing images on location, sometimes seconds after making exposures, is a gamechanger. Even more interesting is the sense of seeing the image better at arm’s length, allowing me to see the composition and the subject simultaneously.

I was pleasantly surprised when another experiment worked as I combined images in the public domain from the Hubble telescope with my own exposures, expanding the images in my series Constellation to add images of deep space to those of stars observed with the naked eye.

Concepts

I continue to explore presenting many moments in time simultaneously to see one aspect of land through another. In more recent work, the detail and the overview are united in a single integrated experience. As ever, what’s behind and beyond shows through.

My use of abstraction has expanded from minimalism to include more complex maximal patterns.

Magic Moment

Perhaps the most sublime moments were found in Greenland’s, Scoresbysund, as the weather shifted to winter conditions creating dramatic katabatic winds and unusual ice conditions found only at the beginning of the season. Being on the only boat (a three-masted schooner built in the early 1900s) in the fiord system heightened the sense of adventure.

It was a very productive year; more than 75 new works released; more than 150 new studies made.

It’s challenging to choose so few images from so many – but it’s insightful. Try selecting your own top 12 images. Try selecting the top 12 images of your favorite artist(s).

View more of my Annual Top 12 Selections here.

View more images in my ebooks here.

View my full Works here.

View my Series videos here.

View new images in my newsletter Collectors Alert.

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Enjoy this selection of images from Scoresbysund, Greenland.

These images are selected from three ongoing series – Revelation, Constellation, and Contrail.

View more images from Greenland here.

Find out more about my Greenland workshops here.

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See new images from Spain and Portugal in my social networks.

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View new prints during my 2018 Open Studio event.

“At B&H’s Optic 2018, photographer Keith Carter talks about myths, magic, and mojo. He believes that the best way to elevate your photography is to tell the truth as you know it through your photos, and he stresses that there are great lessons to be learned by revisiting history. We can learn a lot about how to shoot well – even in this digital age – by studying classic photos that pre-date digital photography.”

Find out more about Keith Carter here.

Read our conversation here.

Read quotes by Keith Carter here.

View 12 Great Photographs By Keith Carter here.

 


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