Click enter begin a journey through some of the best photographs of 2005. I was unprepared for what I was about to see. These are some of the most haunting photographs that I’ve seen a while. I forgot that they were from TIME, and would be the year in review.
From New Orleans being decimated to the Tsunami to the Burial of Pope John Paul II, you get 24 of the year’s best photos. My favorite is picture 3 – Fire and Water. It’s an image of the Garden District of New Orleans on fire. While I don’t like the destruction – the elements of fire and water in the picture make it hauntingly lovely, and saddening.
You’ll find navigation just above the photos. You can scroll through the images, show/hide the caption, or vote. If you scroll all the way through the pictures you’ll be given a page to vote on anyway. Vote for the image you find to be the best photograph of the year.
This type of photography isn’t for everyone. I don’t think I’d show this to kids, but for adults, I think it makes a real statement of the year in review. Another highlight for me was image 16 – Color Purple, which shows a woman in Baghdad whose index finger is stained with purple ink, which means that she placed her vote for the Transitional National Assembly.