Time Magazine's Pictures of the Year - A Look Back


Whether it's a shot of worn-out shoes from the campaign trail, or the micro-second victory by Phelps at the Summer Games, Time's Pictures of the Year for 2008 show us the highs and lows of a tumultuous 12 months.

If you have a few minutes, take a look at these 48 images. There's a lot of history here, and good photography too.

"Shoe Leather" is by Callie Shell/Aurora for Time

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I was for the most part disappointed in these "Pictures of the Year." With a title like that I expected to see compelling images and in general did not find that to be the case. I also expected the image to tell more of the story and not to have to rely so much on the caption to understand or put the image in context.

I guess my standards for "Picture of the Year" are different than Warren Buffet looking at his watch, the backside of Hillary Clinton walking near a huge flag, Barack Obama sitting at a table reviewing a speech, McCain and Palin cutouts on an airplane.

After having said that it just dawned on me that I may have misinterperted what TIME may have meant by "Pictures of the Year." It could have been simply intended as a review of the year in pictures. Which I think it suceeded at.

Interesting how one's expectation of an experience plays into the outcome of the experience.

Hi Tammy, good points that you raise. I agree that for the most part this isn't stunning imagery, especially for a year that had so many important events. But as a review of 2008, there are some good moments here.

Good blog, You make good points in a concise and pertinent fashion, I will read more of your blogs, thank you for your time.

This post is actually pretty great. Im looking for a project to volunteer in but i don't really know where to opt to for finding projects. i guess im in a rut!

Cool pics dude thanks for sharing