What photographs from 2011 will be the ones you remember? What images made history this year?
VII reviews a years worth of photographs, with the Best of 2011: Highlights of a Year in Pictures VII has collected all the images that made you smile, cry, catch your breath, or take your breath away in 2011.
Find the complete article on the Web.
Next up, Life Magazine turns 75 this year. No longer existing in print form, the magazine lives on instead through the web. Some truly amazing images have been chosen as the best 75 from the past 75 years. Give yourself a chance to look through them all, you'll find everything from images of Mohandas Gandhi to the death of JFK. Just for kicks you might also want to see the 20 worst covers from Life (everyone has bad days) at least they are honest!
Take a look at the top 75 here.
Now for something more specific, Mark Laita put together a brilliant book of photographs featuring a series juxtaposed portraits titled Created Equal: Parallel Portraits of Cultural Difference. One of our favorite web stops, brainpickings.org posted an article with a selection of the photographs. It is worth taking a closer look.
See the whole essay here.
The next project look as though it may have taken all of 2011 just to compose one picture, but took in actual fact the better part of 8 months. Using the tiny sprinkles you find on top of cupcakes, art student Joel Brochu recreates each pixel of a photograph one sprinkle at a time.
How fitting that the original photograph that Brochu recreates is titled "Be Patient"
Check it out here.
Now it's always important to end the year on a happy note, and we have found a great article on how to convey humour through photography from DigitalPhotographySchool.com.
Find 23 examples that will make you smile here.