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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A young Russian woman called ‘Leila’ holds Orwell's 1984 book during anti regime demonstration in Smolensk, Russia 

Photo: Sergei Komandirov| IndieFrame

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Supporters of French national soccer team celebrate victory on streets of Paris after France won 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. 

Photo: @Celya / IndieFrame

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Nigerian women’s bobsled team (Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga) enjoy their performance at PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics 


Photo: @Bljfoto / IndieFrame


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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

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Dancers perform at Panathenaic in Athens, Greece, September 21, 2018. on the occasion of International Day of Peace. 

Photo: Christos Zormpas / IndieFrame

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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

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Topless woman wearing burqua protests against muslim veil ban in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2nd of August 2018

Photo: Lars Vibild, IndieFrame

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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

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A woman body painted as leopard checks her phone during Copenhagen Pride Week 2018

Photo: Lars Christian Vibild / IndieFrame

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Roaring lion in Masai Mara National Park reservation in Kenya

Photo: Kasper Nielsen / IndieFrame

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Penguin colony in Antarctica

Photo: Mads Mikkel / IndieFrame

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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

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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

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Sandstorm in Niger during military mine clearance operation, executed  by French Legion units

Photo: Jef Rai / IndieFrame

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Siberian - North Pole expedition with 4x4 Toyota cars

Photo: Sebastian Popescu / IndieFrame

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Double lightning during storm over Grand Canyon, USA 

Photo: Marcus Rasmussen / IndieFrame

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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

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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

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Women march for peace and gun control in New York, USA at 'March for our lives' , 24.03.2018 

Photo - Benjamin Kodbol / IndieFrame

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Rock band Arch Enemy lead singer at CopenHell 2018 music festival

Photo: Jens Panduro / IndieFrame

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Body painted Roskilde festival goer 

Photo: Lars Christian Vibild / IndieFrame

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Double decker buses in traffic near Big Ben and Parliament of London, UK, Westminster Bridge, long exposure

Photo: @Tobote / IndieFrame

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NYPD fully armed cop protecting area during St.Patrick's day in Manhattan NYC, USA

Photo: Benjamin Kodbol / IndieFrame

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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

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Portrait of a tailor worker on an old Singer sewing machine in Kenya, Africa

Photo: Craig Halliday / IndieFrame

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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

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Busy street in downtown Hong Kong, China. Former British colony city has officially 7.3 million inhabitants.

Photo: Allan Kortsen / IndieFrame

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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