In an era of fake news and manipulated truths, the only way to tell important stories is to take risks and pioneer a new way of seeing the world.
As the year draws to a close, we collated the best photography pieces of the year – as chosen by readers.
For his latest project, Scottish photographer Niall McDiarmid spent six years crafting a contemporary portrait of the UK, visiting over 200 towns in the process.
Despite being shot almost half a century apart, Matt Black and Elliott Erwitt’s monochromatic photos of the US operate in graphic tandem.
Lisette Poole spent 51 days documenting two Cuban women's migration to the US, travelling illegally through 11 countries via smugglers and roadless jungles.
A group of Christian activists are taking drastic action to tackle the country’s pervasive drug problem – but are their methods doing more harm than good?
Gordon Parks used his camera as a ‘weapon’ to fight racism, intolerance and poverty – paving the way for others to blur the line between artist and activist.
Larry Clark's images of wayward teens shocked America – but that brutal vision of suburbia helped skateboarder Ed Templeton realise that his own life could be a muse.
The US prison system is an overcrowded wasteland of wayward lives. But a handful of photographers, armed with exceptional access, are determined to humanise people shunned by society.
Photographer Jason Reblando uncovers one of the most ambitious but overlooked programs in American history: the 'anti-capitalist' neighbourhoods designed to bring people together.
Huck photographer Tom Jamieson goes for a wander through the squares of London where the lines between public and private space are starting to blur.
Mustafah Abdulaziz links disparate places and issues by throwing a piece of himself into everything he shoots.