Best photos of 2018 on IndieFrame
by Newsroom 2018-12-06 12:55:28
Indieframe's best 50 photos of the year, curated from +25K photographers and smartphone reporters, and more than 55.000 pictures
Camp seen from above, before the start of toughest cross country ski race in the world - Arctic Circle Race - that takes place annually in Sisimiut, Greenland. The 160 km race over three days is a serious challenge for winter athletes.
Drone photo: Rasmus Kruse-Nielsen / IndieFrame
Members of ‘Hela Wigmen’ indigenous tribe of Papua New Guinea (also known as ‘Huli People’) prepare for funeral ritual in in the Hela Province.
Photo: Jeppe Raun / IndieFrame
Fireworks explode from boats over the Danube river in Budapest - Hungary, during national day of St. Stephen’s celebrations, 20th of August 2018.
Photo: @LostInTheCity / IndieFrame
Boy wears bear skin during New Years Eve pagan ritual called ‘Dance of the Bear’ in Romania. The tradition is still kept in the Balkans, despite being contested by the Orthodox church and the animal protection supporters, who believe the display of dead animals who are threatened by extinction, should not be permitted.
Photo: Tiberiu Popescu / IndieFrame
Men making a living out of scrap collecting from rivers in Bangkok, Thailand. Most independent scrap collectors gain around $12 per day or less. Around 8,500 tonnes are collected each day in Bangkok, according to thai Pollution Control Department.
Photo: Jørgen Flemming / IndieFrame
A supporter of the opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (NASA) is covered in smoke as he returns a teargas canister back at the police officer during a protest in Kibera Slums, Kenya.
Photo: Donwilson Odhiambo / IndieFrame
Men guarded by police during LGBT parade in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul has traditionally been seen as a relatively safe haven by members of the gay community from elsewhere in the region, but although homosexuality is not a crime in Turkey, homophobia remains widespread.
Photo: Christian Holmgreen / IndieFrame
Far right protesters jeer at members of Antifa during protests organized by the far right group the Proud Boys, supporters of USA President - Donald Trump. The Proud Boys organized the Patriot Prayer Rally in Portland on 4th of September 2018.
Photo: Kinoa Little / IndieFrame
Syrian girl looks outside the refugee camp, climbed on the fence, near Athens, Greece. Hundreds of immigrant children are isolated in Greek camps, some remaining unaccompanied minors after parents were transferred to separate camps or sent back to the places they fled from.
Photo: Giorgos Panagakis / IndieFrame
A young Russian woman called ‘Leila’ holds Orwell's 1984 book during anti regime demonstration in Smolensk, Russia
Photo: Sergei Komandirov| IndieFrame
Supporters of French national soccer team celebrate victory on streets of Paris after France won 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
Photo: @Celya / IndieFrame
Nigerian women’s bobsled team (Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga) enjoy their performance at PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics
Photo: @Bljfoto / IndieFrame
More than one million catalans march on Catalonia's Independence Day, September 11th, claiming independence from Spain in Barcelona - Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes
Photo: Nils Gisli / IndieFrame
Dancers perform at Panathenaic in Athens, Greece, September 21, 2018. on the occasion of International Day of Peace.
Photo: Christos Zormpas / IndieFrame
Opposition supporters hold European and national flags during a "March for Freedom" demonstration against the ruling government in Warsaw, Poland, 12th May, 2018
Photo: Ivan Mezhui / IndieFrame
Topless woman wearing burqua protests against muslim veil ban in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2nd of August 2018
Photo: Lars Vibild, IndieFrame
Animal rights activists in Athens, Greece, pose naked covered in fake blood, in protest against the slaughtering of animals for their meat,their fur, or for fun
Photo: Giorgos Panagakis / IndieFrame
A woman body painted as leopard checks her phone during Copenhagen Pride Week 2018
Photo: Lars Christian Vibild / IndieFrame
Roaring lion in Masai Mara National Park reservation in Kenya
Photo: Kasper Nielsen / IndieFrame
Penguin colony in Antarctica
Photo: Mads Mikkel / IndieFrame
Inside a glacier in Zinal, Switzerland. In winter, after a 2.5 hour snowshoe walk led by a guide, you can go right inside the Zinal glacier, into caves (which can be up to 200 metres long) hollowed out by streams that flow beneath it.
Photo: @NolaLone / IndieFrame
Ice swimming in Northern Denmark - a woman breaks the ice with a shovel and rubs ice on her back. Ice swimming is a tradition that has been connected with the sauna. Unlike dousing, it is not seen as an ascetic or religious ritual, but a way to cool off rapidly after staying in a sauna and as a stress relief.
Photo: @MalleduskePhoto / IndieFrame
Sandstorm in Niger during military mine clearance operation, executed by French Legion units
Photo: Jef Rai / IndieFrame
Siberian - North Pole expedition with 4x4 Toyota cars
Photo: Sebastian Popescu / IndieFrame
Double lightning during storm over Grand Canyon, USA
Photo: Marcus Rasmussen / IndieFrame
Nuns from Sag Monastery are preparing for Easter Holidays dying eggs using ancient method of wrapping chicken eggs in onion skin, Timis county, Romania, 2018 Christian Orthodox Easter
Photo: Cornel Putan / IndieFrame
An elderly woman uses VR glasses attached to a smartphone during interactive experience at CPH:DOX 2018 film festival in Copenhagen, Denmark
Photo: Ramona August / IndieFrame
Women march for peace and gun control in New York, USA at 'March for our lives' , 24.03.2018
Photo - Benjamin Kodbol / IndieFrame
People stand near a WiFi hotspot Trinidad, Cuba, during ECTSA Cuban Government's test on wireless net directly on mobile phones nationwide, 22 August 2018. For a short period of time, Cubans used the net from their homes and could get in touch freely with the world news and SoMe networks.
Access to free information on World Wide Web is not something Cubans take for granted. In order to post on social media, use e-mails or read the news online, Cubans must buy a 1$ Internet access card from ECTSA
Photo: Diana Contini / IndieFrame
Exclusive leaked drone photo inside Holzindustrie Schweighofer factory in Dornesti, Romania - January, 2018 | Former employee reveals improper working conditions and massive logging in old-growth Romanian forests, despite FSC disassociate from Holzindustrie and all companies controlled by Gerald Schweighofer.
Drone photographer Ovidiu Moldovan worked for eight and a half months in Dornesti logging factory 12 hours/day on a 300 euro monthly contract and unhealthy working environment. He recently gave up his job due to severe health problems and unfair payment.
Photo: Ovidiu Moldovan / IndieFrame
Russian expats in Germany walk a coffin with Russian flag through streets of Berlin in protest to human rights and democratic abuses in their homeland | 19.03.2018
Photo: Nika Maksimyuk / IndieFrame
Chinese tourists flood in Bangkok, Thailand - 18.02.2018 According to sources cited by IndieFrame photo-reporter, around 12 million tourists overpopulate the touristic attractions in Thailand's capital during this season.
Photo: Jørgen Flemming / IndieFrame
Danish pop music icon Kim Larsen graffiti tribute in Christianshavn, Copenhagen | Shortly after the news of the singer's death on Sunday, 30th of September 2018, an area of planks and rocks on Prinsessegade Street in Christiana, was cleared to make room for a painted portrait of Kim Larsen by street artist Miki Pau Otkjær
Photo: Frank Zlatko Wuich / IndieFrame
The 12th stage of 'Tour de France' 2018 prestigious cycling competition: cyclists on their way to Alpe d'Huez, a stage renowned for it's elevation gain of 5000 meters. Yellow jersey Geraint Thomas from Team Sky (centre of the photo) is about to win the legendary stage and take his second consecutive victory at the Tour.
Photo: Katrine Gram / IndieFrame
Rock band Arch Enemy lead singer at CopenHell 2018 music festival
Photo: Jens Panduro / IndieFrame
Body painted Roskilde festival goer
Photo: Lars Christian Vibild / IndieFrame
Double decker buses in traffic near Big Ben and Parliament of London, UK, Westminster Bridge, long exposure
Photo: @Tobote / IndieFrame
NYPD fully armed cop protecting area during St.Patrick's day in Manhattan NYC, USA
Photo: Benjamin Kodbol / IndieFrame
Family with baby carriage and flags celebrate Estonia's 100 years independence day. On 23 February 1918 the Manifest of All Peoples was published in Pärnu which declared an independent and democratic Republic of Estonia. On 2 February 1920, Estonia and Soviet Russia signed the Tartu Peace Treaty which made Estonia a de jure independent state.
Photo: @Moloco / IndieFrame
Portrait of a tailor worker on an old Singer sewing machine in Kenya, Africa
Photo: Craig Halliday / IndieFrame
The Life-Sized Unicorn Gundam statue debuts in Odaiba, Japan. The Unicorn Gundam statue has replaced the old life-sized replica of Amuro Ray's iconic Gundam suit. It's 19.7m tall and when it lights up at night it looks even taller.
First released in 1979 as a television series, the Gundam Series franchise exploded to include manga, movies, plastic models and more. The series is set in the future when humans have colonised space and use humanoid combat vehicles called Gundam mobile suits. It is a landmark name in Japanese pop culture.
Photo: @Qwonland / IndieFrame
Busy street in downtown Hong Kong, China. Former British colony city has officially 7.3 million inhabitants.
Photo: Allan Kortsen / IndieFrame
Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, known for its eco-friendly and smart technology garden campus, which was named as one of the most beautiful school campuses in the world
Photo: Mathias Milton / IndieFrame
Breast feeding in Burkina Faso | According to Unicef, in a developing country, a child who is breastfed is almost three times more likely to survive infancy than one who is not.
Photo: Stine Heilmann / IndieFrame
Woman cooking and selling street food in Hanoi. In 2011, Vietnam adopted a revised food safety law which specifically mentioned street food for the very first time. The law provides clear guidelines on how to operate a street food stall.
Photo: Jesper Staunstrup / IndieFrame
Fisherman at Inle Lake in Burma, resting on a work break. Inle Lake is a very large lake in the middle of Myanmar and is especially well-known for its traditional fishermen, also called “leg rowers”, because they keep their hands free for their fishing nets. These fishermen’s lives take place mostly on this lake.
Photo: Anders Rysse / IndieFrame
Man listens to electoral speech in Russian town | Meeting of Grigory Alekseevich Yavlinsky and Lev Markovich Schlosberg with the residents of the Gdov District in the House of Culture
Photo: Karina Gradusova / IndieFrame
Man peacefully shows riot police he got wounded in sudden altercation between riot police forces and anti corruption demonstrators in Bucharest, Romania, 10.08.2018 | The violent police actions were condemned by several EU institutions for freedom of speech and human rights.
Photo: Bogdan (@foto.obiectiv) / IndieFrame
A pair of impersonators dressed as United States President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un were "shown out by security staff" after arriving at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium during 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
Photo: Brian Lindberg Jensen / IndieFrame
Smarphone user captures sunset photo | Acording to Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018, people sharing their own (news) smartphone content on messaging apps increased. The reasoning behind this is “people’s Facebook networks have got so big over time that they no longer feel comfortable sharing content openly.”
Photo: Henrik Piga / IndieFrame
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