CR Photography Annual 2016

Creative Review’s Photography Annual is our celebration of great photography in 2016

December’s CR is our special issue dedicated to the year’s outstanding images. The CR Photography Annual was launched in 2006. For our tenth anniversary we have made some changes. We have new categories for the magazine and brand making the best use of photography in the year. We have also chosen our favourite photo exhibition and photobook as well as picking five of the most exciting young photographers for our Zeitgeist award. Plus, we are honouring one individual who has made an outstanding contribution to photography. All this and 60 pages of the winning work from our open competition.

ryanThe NYT Magazine’s Director of Photography Kathy Ryan wins our first Outstanding Contribution to Photography award. Mark Sinclair talks to her about her role and the impact of new storytelling media such as VR

For its consistently brilliant use of imagery, The New York Times Magazine is our Magazine of the Year. Mark talked to Design Director Gail Bichler about how the magazine stays at the forefront of editorial creativity.

camperCamper is our Photography Annual Brand of the Year for its daring, humour and the unique tone of voice of its distinctive imagery

egglestoneThe brilliant National Portrait Gallery show of William Eggleston’s Portraits is our Photography Exhibition of the Year. Eliza Williams reflects on what made it such a great show

photobookZZYZX, Gregory Halpern’s extraordinary journey through Los Angeles, is our Photobook of the Year. Patrick Burgoyne talks to Halpern about the book and his approach to photography


Zeitgeist: We pick five young photographers who captured the mood – and our imaginations – over the past year


Open Competition: The winning work from our open competition to find the best images of 2016, as chosen by our judges

The Creative Review Photography Annual is available now. Buy direct from us here

Plus, for the first time, we have made all the content from the Photography Annual available online. You can access it all here – all you have to do is become a registered CR user.

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