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2012 in Pictures

As the end of the year draws to a close, 2012 in Pictures is a record of some of the most poignant, dramatic and important events of this year. We have done our best to pick one image to represent each month.

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WARNING! some of these images are upsetting and graphic and mark the lows and the highs of year that sadly reflects a very turbulent year for many.

January

Cruise ship, Costa Concordia, runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, with at least 15 deaths

Cruise ship, Costa Concordia, runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, with at least 15 deaths

February

HONDURAS-CARCEL

Fire kills hundreds at prison in Honduras

March

floods in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland


Australia floods leave two dead, thousands evacuated

April

Conflict between Israel and Gaza reignited.

Conflict between Israel and Gaza reignited.

May

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Italy

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Italy

June

Wildfires Spread in New Mexico and Colorado

Wildfires Spread in New Mexico and Colorado

July

Lodon Olympic Games 2012.

Olympics Open in London

August

A-group-of-girls-in-colou-006 August

Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years in Moscow for hooliganism

September

Violence Continues in Syria

Violence Continues in Syria

October

Hurricane Sandy Wreaks HavocHurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc

November

 

Obama Reelected Second Term as US President.Obama Re-elected Second Term as US President.

December

Gunman assaults Conn. elementary school, 27 dead.

Gunman assaults Conn. elementary school, 27 dead.

Geoff Harris

I am a photography journalist and photographer and currently work as the Deputy Editor of Amateur Photographer (AP) the oldest weekly photographic magazine in the world. Before that I served as the editor of Digital Camera, Britain's best-selling photography magazine, for five years. During my time as editor it became the UK's top selling photo monthly and won Print Publication of the Year at the 2013 British Media Awards. As well as being lucky enough to get paid to write about photography, I've been fortunate to interview some of the greatest photographers in the world, including Elliott Erwitt, Don McCullin, Martin Parr, Terry O'Neill, Steve McCurry and the late Mary Ellen Mark. This has been a wonderful learning experience and very influential on my photography. Beyond writing, I am a professional portrait, travel and documentary photographer, and reached the finals of the 2016 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition. I am a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society and hope to take my Associateship whenever I can find the time.

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