Which Image should be the NYTimes Picture of 2016?

I was looking on the New York Nimes website and I came across an article called Choosing The New York Times Pictures of the Year. I love the articles that are about (something) of the Year.
I challenge you to answers these two questions for y’all.
* Which picture best represents 2016?
* Which is the best photographic image?


Donald J. Trump at a campaign event at Dubuque Regional Airport in Iowa on Jan. 30

-New York Times


A young man was fatally wounded on Sept. 21 during protests in Charlotte, N.C., over the police killing of Keith L. Scott.

-New York Times


Tabwena Kaokatekai, 42, of Burariki, a village in North Tarawa, Kiribati, with her newly planted mangrove trees in March. Erosion along the beach there has toppled dozens of coconut trees into the water.

-New York Times

This picture grabbed my attention right away. The colors are so perfect in the picture, with the blues, the browns, the greens and the whites. I love how this picture like the many other you have seen tell a story. 


Migrants watch as dozens of fires burned huts and makeshift shops at the camp known as the Jungle in Calais, norther France, on Oct. 26.

-New York Times


Hillary Clinton opened her arms to supporters at a campaign rally on June 7 at the Duggal Greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

-New York Times

Ingrid Oliveira and Giovanna Pedroso of Brazil competing in the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving on Aug. 9 at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro.

-New York Times


A family fleeing the fighting as oil fields burned in Qayyara, Iraq, on Nov. 12.

-New York Times

A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling was detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge, La., Police Department on July 9.

-New York Times

Catcher Cuts the Road, and Army veteran injured in Falluja, leading a two-mile walk in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota on Sept. 9.

-New York Times

A malnourished man at a camp in Juba, South Sudan, on March 3.

-New York Times


A Syrian man after a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held neighborhood of Bustan al-Qasr in Aleppo on June 5.

-New York Times


A cholera patient in Rendel, Haiti, was bathed with sopa and water mixed with bleach on Oct. 12.

-New York Times

Waiting along the road to Santiago de Cuba for Fidel Castro’s caravan at dawn on Dec. 3.
-New York Times
Now, that I have shown you the pictures tell me what you think of them in the comments below.

My favorite phtographic image is the one of the lady planting magroovees in her village. This picture grabs my attention right away. The colors are so perfect in the picture, with the blues, the browns, the greens and the whites. I love how this picture like the many other you have seen tell a story. 

The picture that I think represents 2016 I would probably have to say is the picture of Donald Trump. I would have picked the Aleppo citizen looking at the destruction but that is not unique to 2016, the war has been going on for several years. In 2016, Donald Trump was in the news a lot for controversial comments and his presidency. He was even named Time Person of the Year. 


One thought on “Which Image should be the NYTimes Picture of 2016?

  1. Felice & Roman Berezinski says:

    Zoe, what a great blog – your are good and impressed me big time. Your suggestion as to the picture of the year, unfortunately, you are right. The old boy made a splash and has become very controversial but here we are stuck for four years. Anyway, think of you often and miss your lovely smile and the huge hugs you gave me. I remeber that song we played when you were here “When I Look Into Your Eyes. you are a bright young lady. Hope you are having fun being exposed to the different cultures – a heck of an opportunity for you – enjoy. Love, Pops.


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