2018: The Year in Pictures

As the year comes to a close, I like to take stock of the ground that was covered over 365 days. I have the unique opportunity to scroll through the photos taken day by day of farmers cultivating the soil, athletes competing at the highest level and the beauty that is Iowa. As a photographer, I thrive on the opportunity to document the lives and issues that shape society. I also cherish the chance to look back at a collection of images that one by one evoke memories, illustrate emotions, speak to larger social issues and add clarity to our world. The following pictures are a small selection of my favorite photos from 2018.

2018: The year in pictures

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Protestors march along Michigan Avenue while calling for an end to police crimes. The protestors, protected by about 75 Chicago Police officers, also stated they wanted to disrupt Black Friday shopping in the busy Chicago commercial district.

A man holds a sign protesting police crimes in Chicago, Illinois.

A man holds a sign protesting police crimes in Chicago, Illinois.