Content, emotion, engagement: These, to me, are what make a great photograph.
Exposure and composition help, obviously, but without these three elements, the photo will not resonate. When I look at a photograph, I want it to tell me a story, to hit me in the gut, to make me want to know more.
Looking back at 2012, our Free Press photojournalists’ work filled these requirements again and again.
These are my choices for the best of 2012.
Free Press photographers have chosen their own favourites of the year on the Point of View blog.
Mike Aporius is director of photography and multimedia at the Winnipeg Free Press.