Flames from the McDougall Creek wildfire encircle a mountainside above homes in West Kelowna, British Columbia, on Aug. 18. Extreme weather conditions fueled Canada's worst wildfire season on record, with thousands of fires devastating millions of acres and darkening skies thousands of miles away. Credit - Darryl Dyck—The Canadian Press/AP
Did you see this photo?? *link* Wow. Omg!!
Follow this exchange with a dynamic discussion, hit repeat, and you have a pretty accurate snapshot of the TIME photo department’s typical Slack conversations. Even though we collectively scroll through thousands of photographs each day, there are still those that stop us in our tracks on a regular basis.
As we draw close to the end of another year punctuated by grief and conflict, but also records broken and breathtaking moments of human achievement, photographers continue to astound us by offering new ways of seeing the world. How incredible it is to think you’ve seen every photo of a president, a protest, a sporting event, only to see it anew through the lens of a storyteller who showed up with the intent to inform and to illuminate the connectedness of humankind.
What has become clear in 2023—a year dominated by the rapid rise of AI imagery—is that photojournalism has become more important than ever. The storytellers who are dedicated to bearing witness to events across the globe in real time are critical in providing lucidity to an otherwise muddled world. As such, the weight of responsibility on them to act ethically, and with the highest level of journalistic integrity, is greater now than perhaps ever in history.
Below is the 2023 Greatest Hits version of “Did you see this photo??”: an unranked collection of 100 of the images that moved us the most. We hope that you’ll take some time to reflect on the year that was, with thoughtfulness, clarity, and wonder.
— Katherine Pomerantz, Director of Photography
Warning: Some of the following images are graphic in nature and might be disturbing to some viewers.
Photo Editing by Kaya Berne, Kim Bubello, Eli Cohen, Sangsuk Sylvia Kang, Kara Milstein, Dilys Ng, and Katherine Pomerantz
Jaylen Well hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, Isaac Jones scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Washington State beat Grambling 83-65 Sunday night to extend its win streak to six consecutive games. Myles Rice added 14 points, six assists and seven steals — one shy of tying the program's single-game record — for Washington State (8-1). The freshman became the first Cougars player with at least five steals in a game since Noah Williams had five against Colorado in the 2020 Pac-12 Tournament.
MONTREAL (AP) — Colton Sissons scored twice, Juuse Saros made 36 saves and the Nashville Predators held off the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Sunday night. Captain Roman Josi assisted on both goals to help Nashville rebound from a 4-0 loss at Toronto on Saturday night. The Predators have won 10 of 13 to improve to 15-13-0. Jake Evans scored for Montreal and Jake Allen made 30 saves. The Canadiens were coming off a 3-2 shootout victory in Buffalo on Saturday night. Sissons opened the scoring on a pow
TikTok will take a controlling stake in an e-commerce unit of Indonesia's biggest tech firm PT GoTo Gojek Tokopedia, a partnership that will see the short video app invest $1.5 billion over the long term, the two companies said on Monday. The deal comes after Indonesia in October banned online shopping on social media platforms to protect smaller merchants and users' data, forcing TikTok to close its e-commerce service TikTok Shop. Under the deal, TikTok will buy 75.01% of GoTo's PT Tokopedia, Indonesia's biggest e-commerce platform, for $840 million and inject TikTok Shop's Indonesia business into the enlarged Tokopedia entity.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mika Zibanejad and Jimmy Vesey scored second-period goals, Jonathan Quick made 25 saves against his former team and the New York Rangers downed the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Sunday night. The Kings lost their second straight road game after winning an NHL-record 11 consecutive games away from home to start the season. Los Angeles lost 3-2 in overtime to the Islanders on Saturday. Vincent Trocheck had three assists while Johnny Brodzinski and Will Cuylle also scored for the Rangers
Going (or not going) to the big dance has been an irresistible storyline for musicals from “Oklahoma!” to “The Prom.” The set-up inherently inspires social stress, romantic anxiety, comic potential and, of course, dancing. The new musical “How to Dance in Ohio” tells that story too, but from a different, heightened perspective. The show, which …
Less than 24 hours after Here Comes Honey Boo Boo co-star Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell died, Honey Boo Boo herself – Alana Thompson – posted a long, loving message about her older sister. “This is one post I wish I didn’t have to make,” the reality TV star began. “The sky looks a little bit different …
CHICAGO (AP) — Nic Dowd scored twice and the Washington Capitals beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Sunday night for their second straight win. Anthony Mantha, Dylan Strome and Dowd scored in a 7:12 span in the second period to put Washington ahead. Dowd then sealed it with his second of the night and fourth of the season with 4:02 remaining in the third. Beck Malenstyn had two assists and Darcy Kuemper stopped 33 shots for the Capitals. Philipp Kurashev had a goal and an assist, and Connor Murp
JAKARTA (Reuters) -TikTok will take a controlling stake in an e-commerce unit of Indonesia's biggest tech firm PT GoTo Gojek Tokopedia, a partnership that will see the short video app invest $1.5 billion over the long term, the two companies said on Monday. The deal comes after Indonesia in October banned online shopping on social media platforms to protect smaller merchants and users' data, forcing TikTok to close its e-commerce service TikTok Shop. Under the deal, TikTok will buy 75.01% of GoTo's PT Tokopedia, Indonesia's biggest e-commerce platform, for $840 million and inject TikTok Shop's Indonesia business into the enlarged Tokopedia entity.
MONTREAL — Colton Sissons scored twice, Juuse Saros made 37 saves and the Nashville Predators held off the Montreal Canadiens with a 2-1 win on Sunday night at Bell Centre. Captain Roman Josi pitched in two assists for Nashville (15-13-0), which lost 4-0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday but has won 10 of the past 13 games. Jake Evans scored the lone goal for Montreal (12-13-3), which beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in a Saturday shootout. Jake Allen stopped 30 shots. The Canadiens struggled on