2012 in Pictures

Posted By @ 9:09 on December 26th 2012
Category: blog, Documentary Photography

As the end of the year draws to a close, 2012 in Pictures is a record of some of the most poignant, dramatic and important events of this year. We have done our best to pick one image to represent each month.

Please tell us that we have missed!

WARNING! some of these images are upsetting and graphic and mark the lows and the highs of year that sadly reflects a very turbulent year for many.

January

Cruise ship, Costa Concordia, runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, with at least 15 deaths

Cruise ship, Costa Concordia, runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, with at least 15 deaths

February

HONDURAS-CARCEL

Fire kills hundreds at prison in Honduras

March

floods in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland

Australia floods leave two dead, thousands evacuated

April

Conflict between Israel and Gaza reignited.

Conflict between Israel and Gaza reignited.

May

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Italy

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Italy

June

Wildfires Spread in New Mexico and Colorado

Wildfires Spread in New Mexico and Colorado

July

Lodon Olympic Games 2012.

Olympics Open in London

August

A-group-of-girls-in-colou-006 August

Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years in Moscow for hooliganism

September

Violence Continues in Syria

Violence Continues in Syria

October

Hurricane Sandy Wreaks HavocHurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc

November

 

Obama Reelected Second Term as US President.Obama Re-elected Second Term as US President.

December

Gunman assaults Conn. elementary school, 27 dead.

Gunman assaults Conn. elementary school, 27 dead.

4 responses to 2012 in Pictures

  1. Suzanne says:

    These unmitigated images are indeed necessary to reflect a year’s turmoil. However, the year was not as destructive as represented. A better balance of images would be appreciated.

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    • Hi Suzanne
      Thank you for commenting. I agree that this is a very gloomy set of images. Except perhaps for the Olympics and Obama (and even that depends of your political persuasion!) We wanted to find stories that affected the whole world and therefore related to everyone reading this blog. We would love to hear some of your suggestions, particularly if you can find some happier stories.

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  2. vesna says:

    I have take a look of your selection…photos are great,some of them even shocking

    but,how can we say what a wonderful world after this

    maybe to make one more with beautiful things,let’s spread good and positive vibration

    Marry Christmas and Happy New Year

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    • Dear Vesna
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. I must confess that this article was very much harder to put together than I thought. I agree that it makes for some rather depressing memories. We have tried to find images that affect the whole world. If you can find some happy stories please let us know. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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