I pondered for a long time about what should be the final image of this year’s Favorite Photographs series. But then two important points struck me. First, that the term Favorite Photographs 2013 could also mean, what are my favorite pictures from 2013. Second, that so many people have commented to either over the web or in person how simply moving and beautiful today’s image is.
So my top favorite Image for 2013 is Viktor Drachev (AFP/Getty) “A young couple in front of the barricades in Kiev, Ukraine, 2013″ (my title). Like Steichen’s “Rodin – Le Penseur,” which we discussed yesterday, this picture speaks for itself. It tells the story of change and how the future inevitably belongs to the young. If nothing else, time is on their side.