The December 2017 issue: The Photography Annual is out now

It’s the Photography Annual, CR’s special issue dedicated to excellence in imagemaking, featuring Gucci, Richard Mosse, Victory Journal and all the winners of our photography awards

Our Photography Annual special issue showcases the finest photography of the year, with special awards for our photography brand, book, exhibition and magazine of the year as well as special recognition for the person who has made an outstanding contribution to photography, which this year goes to Tate’s Curator of Photography Simon Baker.

Our cover features Viviane Sassen’s campaign for adidas, commissioned by Lloyd&Co. It is finished with a clear foil supplied by Celloglas, with retro by PH Media and print by Crystal, managed by Logical Connections Group.

Our Photography Annual magazine of the year is Victory Journal for its outstanding use of imagery

For its eclectic and irreverent approach to fashion imagery, Gucci is our brand of the year

Richard Mosse’s Incoming show at the Barbican asked difficult questions about our attitudes to the refugee crisis, making it our exhibition of the year in photography

And Lauren Greenfield’s superb Generation Wealth is our photography book of the year

The Photography Annual also features our Zeitgeist section, sponsored by Eizo, in which we showcase five photographers who have captured our imagination this year

And Open Competition showcases over 60 pages of the year’s best images, as chosen by our judges, including Viviane Sassen’s fantastic Adidas campaign, shot for Lloyd&Co, which also graces our cover

In addition, this issue of CR features an interview with Stefania Cella, production designer on forthcoming feature film Downsizing

An interview with Michael Buffong, Artistic Director of the Talawa Theatre Company, whose production of Guys & Dolls has just opened in Manchester

And Tanya Livesey on the dangers of hubris for creative leaders


View all the winning work here