TIME Magazine 2012 Photos Of The Year

TIME Magazine 2012 Photos Of The Year

2012 is about to end in few weeks (some say it will end next week), and there is no better time to look back on what happened during this year. As they do every year, TIME Magazine just released their picks for 2012 Photos of the year. From Obama to Syria through Sandy, all the way to the Olympics. Here are TIME's best images of 2012 - Do you agree with their choices?

TIME: "The ten photographs we present here are the pictures that moved us most in 2012. They all deliver a strong emotional impact — whether they show a child mourning his father who was killed by a sniper in Syria; a heartbreaking scene in a Gaza City morgue; a haunting landscape of New Jersey coastline after Hurricane Sandy, a roller coaster submerged under the tide; or a rare glimpse of President Obama moments before he goes out on stage during a campaign rally."

Here are the top 10 picks. Click on the caption to see the full description by each one of the photographers:

Martin Schoeller. Des Moines, Iowa. Spring 2012.

Parrish Ruiz de Velasco. Lancaster, Texas. April 3, 2012.

Dominic Nahr. Heglig, Sudan. April 17, 2012.

Colorado Continues To Mourn In Wake Of Movie Theater Killings
RJ Sangosti. Denver, Colo. July 27, 2012.

Callie Shell. Windham, N.H. Aug. 18, 2012.

Li Wei
Francois Mori. Paris, France. March 20, 2012.

Goran coverage From Azaz August 15
Goran Tomasevic. Azaz, Syria. Aug. 15, 2012.

Mideast Syria
Rodrigo Abd. Idlib, Syria. March 8, 2012.

Stephen Wilkes. Seaside Heights, N.J., November 2012.

APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians
Bernat Armangue. Gaza City. Nov. 18, 2012.

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Jens Marklund's picture

They're not great.

Jason Vinson's picture


These are amazing.

 I agree that some of them are rather mediocre from a technical point of view. But that's not all that counts.

Still, being drawn to good lighting an composition, I absolutely love the first one. But I highly doubt it's going to win – my guess for the winner is Goran Tomasevic's picture.