In an email they sent out about their collection, our partners at Reuters said they produce “up to 1,600 images a day covering top news, sport, entertainment, and features from all over the world. This selection highlights the best of this content.”
You can see 25 pictures from this collection here in this blog post, but if you’d like to see them all, head back to Newscom to see the best pictures of 2012 from Reuters (Editor’s note: there are more than 500 pictures at this link, so it may take a while to load. Be patient, you won’t regret waiting to see these images).
As part of releasing their best images of 2012, Reuters also made a video slideshow of the images and published a blog with thoughts from the photographers about 95 of these images. We loved seeing a little bit more about the background on some of these images.
For example, read what the photographer had to say about the image below:
Or how about this stunning image from Brazil:
“There was a scheduled rally that day due to the official visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It was apparent, early on, that it was not going to be a peaceful protest, and sure enough violence broke out around noon. There was a storm of rocks, teargas and police arrests. There were violent clashes in the street, and the crowds had grouped towards the lower part of Syntagma Square to protect themselves from the riot police. Suddenly, there was an outburst of cries and applause, as a naked man emerged from among the protestors, and started running towards me. I started to run too, taking pictures at the same time, waiting for him to pass by me, so that I could have a few frames of him running against a background of the Parliament. The symbolism was as plain as day in my eyes: a man standing naked right in front of the riot police and the Parliament, naked in the face of power imposition and the new austerity measures about to be taken. The protester kept running towards the police holding his arms up, as if to show he was unarmed, until he disappeared in the crowd, having passed by the Parliament.”
Looking through this lightbox, and the others we will continue to publish on FocalPoint over the next few weeks, will be a great way to help you put together your features on the best images and events of 2012. So whatever story you decide to tell about this past year, Newscom – and Reuters– have the best images to help you tell that story best.
“The village has electric generators that usually run at night. Their houses are lit by lamps, and more light comes from their TV sets. The Yalawapiti love to watch soccer and news programs. The night I took this photo there was no moon and I was struck by the starry sky. I ran back to the house, grabbed my tripod, and tried a few positions until I was able to frame it the way I liked. I set the camera on a slow shutter speed until I captured the light emanating from behind the house. It was only after taking the photo that I realized the light from behind the house was from a fire where they were cooking fish for the guests of the Kuarup ceremony the following day.”
Again, you can see all of the best of 2012 from Reuters back at Newscom.
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