2017 Pictures of the Year

Susan Meiselas The Women's March was a worldwide protest against the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The first planned protest was the Women's March on Washington, which wanted to (...)
Olivia Arthur Mumbai, India. 2017. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Abbas Former French President François Hollande welcomes the newly elected Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace. Macron, who ran as a "neither left nor right" independent, won a decisive victory over the (...)
Bruno Barbey Bruno Barbey was one of the few photojournalists allowed into China during the cultural revolution in 1973. For the last few years he has been working in Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong on a new bo (...)
Christopher Anderson To celebrate Magnum Photos’ 70th anniversary, Christopher Anderson worked alongside Alex Majoli in the second instalment of the Live Lab program, which took place in Shenzhen. Shenzhen, China. 2017. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos
Ian Berry Choir boys and girls waiting to rehearse for a concert beside the tomb of Sir Richard Mompesson (d.1627) and his wife, Katherine Pagington. It is made of painted stone. Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshi (...)
Matt Black A farmer checks his sprinklers. Matt Black's project 'The Geography of Poverty' documents communities whose poverty rate exceeds 20 percent. Sylvester, Georgia, USA. 2017. © Matt Black | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Odessa high school cheerleaders before a basketball game. After the election of Donald Trump, Magnum photographer Carolyn Drake took a road trip from San Diego eastward along the US border with Mex (...)
Jonas Bendiksen The seats where astronauts suit up before space missions at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Very much a man’s world during the first thirty years of its existence, NASA began regularly recruiting fema (...)
Enri Canaj A day before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the city of Gaziantep during the Turkish referendum campaign. In April 2017, Turkey voted to approve amendments to the constitution that (...)
Chien-Chi Chang A Rohingya refugee gets a haircut from his father at a makeshift refugee camp. An estimated 650,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar to settle in makeshift camps around the small border city of (...)
Bieke Depoorter To celebrate Magnum Photos’ 70th anniversary, Magnum Photographers Bieke Depoorter, Antoine D'Agata & Jerome Sessini worked alongside each other in Magnum's third instalment of the Live Lab program (...)
Thomas Dworzak Emmanuel Macron supporters celebrate on election day at the Carrousel du Louvre in the Tuileries Gardens. Macron, a former economy minister, earned 66 percent of the vote, defeating far right candi (...)
Carl De Keyzer A father and son take a rest break in front of the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. April 25 is the founding date of the resistance army against the Japanese. The enormous structure is used (...)
Nikos Economopoulos Cape Coast, Ghana. 2017. © Nikos Economopoulos | Magnum Photos
Bruce Gilden Jessica is one of the women Bruce Gilden met traveling through America for his 'Point of No Return' project, which looks deeply into the faces of women afflicted with unfortunate personal circumsta (...)
David Hurn Armies of skeletons arranged in Darwinian order at the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris, France. 2017. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
Jim Goldberg Beijing, China. 2017. © Jim Goldberg | Magnum Photos
David Alan Harvey Ballerinas in the Vedado neighborhood. This image is part of David Alan Harvey's "Beach Games" project, shot in Cuba, Brazi, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Havana, Cuba. 2017. © David Alan Harvey | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker Homeless people with family visitors; on the wall, famous graffiti from a Chilean artist can be seen. On the occasion of Magnum’s 70th anniversary, Thomas Hoepker chose to revisit Sergio Larrain’s (...)
Richard Kalvar Summer in the New York subway. This year’s Magnum Annual General Meeting took place in New York City, alongside a diverse program of anniversary activity. New York, USA. 2017 © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Sohrab Hura Self portrait as a happy man. India. 2017. © Sohrab Hura | Magnum Photos
Hiroji Kubota A military parade on "The Day of the Sun," to commemorate the birthday of Kim Il Sung, founder and former president of North Korea. Pyongyang, North Korea. April 15, 2017. © Hiroji Kubota | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni Iraqi military forces, supported by US-led coalition air strikes, began an offensive in February 2017 to reclaim Mosul from ISIS militants, who had seized Iraqi's second city in June 2014. Lorenzo (...)
Steve McCurry Steve McCurry visited Guatemala during Semana Santa (Easter Week) — one of the largest and most elaborate celebrations in the world. Guatemala. April, 2017. © Steve McCurry | Magnum Photos
Diana Markosian Briza, now 14, in her home. She was just 7 when her mother was arrested in their home in Arizona. Separated by the border, Briza chose to move to Nogales to be with her mother, Gloria. She is the o (...)
Susan Meiselas USA. Harlem, NYC. 2017. Cisse, braider from Mali, at Rose African Braiding Salon. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Cristina de Middel Experts believe humanity ushered in a new geological age, the anthropocene, with the rise of industry. In Mozambique, Cristina de Middel and Bruno Morais worked together to explore the excesses of (...)
Emin Özmen A man sleeps with a Turkish flag on his face, lying in a field during break time at the Justice March. The march was led by Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, chair of the opposition Republicans People’s party. T (...)
Martin Parr Surfers at the beach during the summer at St Ives, a seaside town known for its surf beaches. Cornwall, England. 2017. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai Me and my filmmaker daughter, Avani Rai. Srinagar, India. April 2017. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Displaced people in Banki, a once prosperous trading town that was all but destroyed by Boko Haram in 2014. Banki, Nigeria, 2017. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Mark Power Inspired by his work for the Postcards From America project in 2012 and 2013, Mark Power has continued to photograph American landscapes with an Englishman's eye. Waco, Georgia, USA. January, 2017. © Mark Power | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman Rohingya refugees cross the Naf River from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar after an uptick in violence this year. Anjuman Pa (...)
Peter van Agtmael The Presidential Inaugural Salute to our Armed Services Ball at the National Building Museum after the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States of America. Washington, DC (...)
Alessandra Sanguinetti My father's closet. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2017. © Alessandra Sanguinetti | Magnum Photos
Chris Steele-Perkins The family of Annabella Dudziec (blond hair) who is British-born Polish, her children (from a previous marriage to a Rwandan father), Izabella Dudziec-Mabasi and Lorenzo Dudziec-Mabasi. Annabella's (...)
Jérôme Sessini Far-right activists and their supporters take part in the so-called March of Dignity, marking the third anniversary of the 2014 pro-European Union mass protests in Kiev. The rally was organized by (...)
Jacob Aue Sobol Teenage girls in the town of Verkhoyansk, one of the points of absolute cold in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2012, Jacob Aue Sobol rode the Trans-Siberian Railway through Russia, Mongolia, and China (...)
Matt Stuart A massive fire consumes the Grenfell Tower Apartment Building in North Kensington, London. Neighboring residents watch as firefighters work to combat the blaze. The fire took the lives of 71 people (...)
Mikhael Subotzky 'Water Out of Sunlight'. Artwork by Mikhael Subotzky, who picks apart what the practice of photography means in a body of artistic work that showed at the Maitland Institute in Cape Town, South Afr (...)
Larry Towell The ritual burning of structures. After months of protests, the US government announced on December 4, 2016, that it would halt construction of the infamous oil pipeline because of environmental co (...)
Newsha Tavakolian Andrea, 23, joined the FARC guerrilla eight years ago. Her father, also a FARC guerrilla, was killed when she was 11. After 50 years of conflict, the FARC guerrillas officially disarmed in June 201 (...)
Patrick Zachmann Nixxo Arce, 40, born in the middle of a drug trafficking area, has lived in the street for 35 years, consuming "bazuco", a kind of drug even more dangerous than crack. She survives by selling candi (...)
Alex Webb The child in the foreground lost his foot in a train accident. Houston is the country's most diverse city and is America's fourth most-populous city. Guadalupe Plaza, Houston, Texas, USA. 2017. © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos