The "BEST" Photos of 2020/Pictures of the Year 2020

December 9, 2020 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography


2020 was a year most of us would like to forget, but if you would like to review the year in photographs there are plenty of sources. After taking 2019 off, we present our annual compilation of the Year in Photographs - check back as we update through the end of the year, and feel free to send us any lists we miss!

Visit our current Virtual Project to view "History Now', an on-line exhibit with two highlight photographs of 2020 by Monroe Gallery photographers Gabriella E. Campos and Ryan Vizzions.

NY Times: 2020  In Pictures: A Year Like No Other

NY Times: 2020 in 12 Photographs

BBC: The most striking images of 2020

The Atlantic: Top 25 News Photos of 2020

WCBD News 2:  AP: 2020 in pictures

Denver Post: 2020 Year in Photos Part 1

                                                        Part II

                                                        Part III

                                                        Part 1V

The Independent: Canon photographers capture the highs and lows of 2020

CNN: 2020 The Year in Pictures

NY Times: The Most Important Moments in Art in 2020

Artforum asked an international group of artists to select a single exhibition or event that most memorably caught their attention in 2020

The Guardian: Agency Photographer of the Year 2020 – shortlist

The Guardian: Earth Photo 2020: nature photography winners – in pictures

UPI Pictures of the Year 2020 - NEWS & FEATURES

UPI Pictures of the Year 2020 - U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

The Independent: AP photographers capture a sports world disrupted in 2020

NY Post: AFP’s best photos from 2020 highlight crazy year

Marblehead Photos of the Year, a look back at 2020, by staff photographer David Sokol

National Geographic: 10 unforgettable images from our Year in Pictures issue (featuring Stephen Wilkes' March on Washington Day To Night photograph) 

National Geographic: These are the history-defining moments that shaped 2020

National Geographic: Best Travel Photos of 2020

National Geographic: Best Science Photos of the Year

National Geographic UK: These are our best animal photos of 2020

The Guardian: 2020 Historic Photographer of the Year Awards

Rueters: Pictures of the year: Life under coronavirus lockdown

Rueters Pictures of the year 2020

Rueters Pictures of the year: Sports

Rueters Pictures of the year: Oddly

Anadolu Agency's best pictures of 2020

Photos: Emerald’s 50 best of 2020

Tulsa World Chief Photographer Tom Gilbert’s most memorable photos of 2020

CNN: Virtual vacation: Amazing photos from a strange year for travel

LensCulture: Favorite Photobooks of 2020

Photoeye Favorite Photo Books of 2020

Buzzfeed: Here Are 20 Photo Books That Brought Us Joy In The Very Exhausting Year Of 2020

Insider: 50 of the most incredible photos captured in 2020

Women Photograph on Twitter: Hi Hello Are You Checking Your Year In Photos Slideshows Before You Publish Them To Make Sure They Include A Diverse Range Of Photographers?

The year in pictures: AP photographers captured a world in distress

The Art Newspaper: One of the most shocking, tumultuous years on record': art market figures reflect on 2020—and guess at what 2021 might hold

The Atlantic: Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

The Guardian: Landscape photographer of the year 2020 – in pictures

The Guardian: Weather Photographer of the Year 2020 – in pictures

National Geographic: See the best wildlife photos of 2020

The MARS 2020 Comedy Pet Photography Awards

The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: Top 100

New Atlas: Travel back in time with the best historic photography of the year


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