A New Year

FRANCE. Paris. January 1, 2021. Sheni Tshirime! Like a good Soviet photographer pushed to look for progress, positive, new beginning and hope I was erring the empty and abandoned streets of Paris, under a strict curfew, when the new year started.
Emin Özmen Cloé poses for our traditional New Year polaroid session. For the New Year, my wife and I traditionally take pictures of the celebrations with our friends with a polaroid camera. It's a special occ (...)
Thomas Dworzak New Years Eve night during curfew/lockdown. Whatsapp call with friends in Tbilisi/Georgia. Bleedingly homesick and missing ( the country of ) Georgia, where I have spent so many of the last 30 or s (...)
Rafał Milach The Polish government introduced more restrictive regulations due to Covid-19 Pandemic on New Years Eve. A group of activists protested against the introduction of the curfew defending the right of (...)
Yael Martínez Every December 31 and January 1, the original peoples of the Tu'un Savi community go up to the sacred site of Cerro de la Garza to thank the end of the cycle and to offer and feed the mountain so t (...)
Cristina de Middel One of the main lessons for me in 2020 has been the amazing power that Nature has to relativize the daily drama. If you are lucky enough to live surrounded by Nature you can use the constant remind (...)
Peter van Agtmael Young Republicans applaud the arrival of Senate candidate Kelly Loeffler at a campaign event before the Georgia special election on January 5. This election is a reminder of how much our notion of (...)
Bieke Depoorter I spent the first days of this year with my mother peeling off the old flowered wallpaper in our family apartment at the Belgian coast. The apartment used to be of my grandmother who passed away la (...)
Lorenzo Meloni Auspicious Clouds "Xiangyun (??)", represent the heavens and also "good luck " in Chinese culture. On a flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta. January 5, 2021. USA. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Nanna Heitmann I really wanted to the Banja and swim in the icy sea but the Banja was booked already. Yulia and her lovely Siberian family were so nice to invite me to join. The Banja has always been a big part o (...)
Moises Saman Syrian refugees working as day laborers picking cabbage on a field in the outskirts of Mafraq, a Jordanian town near the border with Syria. In 2021, the Syrian refugee crisis remains the largest di (...)
Mikhael Subotzky Lorelei Subotzky looks out over the small coastal town of Kleinmond in the Western Cape, South Africa. "Tweede Nuwe Jaar" (Second New Year) is traditionally the day that South Africans flock to the (...)
Enri Canaj Sunset ride, on a noisy motorbike. Athens. Greece. January 3, 2021. © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr New Years Day Swim. Clevedon, North Somerset. GB. January 1, 2021. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed What I have found on this project is the tension and the hope of better things arriving in 2021. The black woman has the difficulties of dealing with the day to day but she holds strongly to her st (...)
Sim Chi Yin We don’t know if Lucas’ wish on his first Christmas was for his two front teeth, but his top front tooth — his third -- has come through in recent days! It’s been quite a year for the three of us, (...)
Mark Power After 31 years together, my partner Jo and I were finally due to tie the knot in 2020, but what with one thing and another we never got round to it. It wasn’t because either of us want a big bash w (...)
Nikos Economopoulos Changing winds. Peloponese, Zaharo. Greece. January 2, 2021. © Nikos Economopoulos | Magnum Photos
Alex Webb Largely sequestered on Cape Cod these past nine months, I’ve been wandering my childhood beaches with a panoramic camera, following the subtle movements of wind and water, time and tide. Called Wav (...)
Chien-Chi Chang The year 2020 was full of challenges and memories. I was lucky to have my kids every other day and to be able to plan the best use of our time together. I used to think I was nothing without photog (...)
Zied Ben Romdhane Snow tubing at Mount Royal park. Mount Royal, Montreal. Canada. January 2, 2021. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Chris Steele-Perkins At Kitano Shrine, to welcome in the new year and throw out the old a Hamaya arrow is burnt. The arrow is a charm against unhappiness and a new one will be bought each year. Also to be burnt are old (...)
Lúa Ribeira Morning of the 1st of January 2021. 6th day of quarantine. Falmouth, Cornwall. GB. January 1, 2021. © Lúa Ribeira | Magnum Photos
Sabiha Çimen A Memorial by a group of people who lost one of their friends due to COVID-19. One recited a poem, and all threw flowers into the sea with prayers and good wishes for the new year. Coney Island, Ne (...)
Lindokuhle Sobekwa For the past 6 years, I have spent time visiting my family in the Eastern Cape but this year has been a rough year for my family. Especially my grandmother and the other elders of the family. Befor (...)
Alec Soth Nearly every day of the week I cross the Mississippi River. With the New Year, I can’t help but think of the river in metaphorical terms. Minnesota. USA. January 2, 2021. but think of the river i (...)
Jonas Bendiksen My daughters (left) Billie (3y) and (right) Boe (5y) on new year's eve. Its been a strange year. I've spent an unprecedented amount of time at home, and while I miss socializing more freely, I also (...)
David Hurn "My Bubble." Bubble is government speak meaning , ’Adults who live by themselves can join up with one other household to create a support bubble - you act as though you lived together. My Bubble (...)
Stuart Franklin Unfolding hibiscus flower on New Year's Day. I am currently quarantined in Gozo for 14 days so I can only photograph what's in my house and garden. Gozo. Malta. January 1, 2021. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos