The Pictures of 2000.
December 16, 2000 3:08 AM   Subscribe

The Pictures of 2000. Some of these are simply amazing. The Reader's Choice ones are my fav.
posted by grank (14 comments total)
I find it interesting that the Reader's Choice ones, the majority, are beautiful or funny or dramatic pictures (like the mixed seasons one, or the "So close so far" one, or the lighting behind Big Ben) and the MSNBC picked ones are, for the most part, pictures of conflict. Beautiful and striking and meaningful in their own right, certainly, but the ones the news outlet picked are those of strife, whereas the ones the people picked are awe-inspiring.

An excellent collection of pictures, regardless.
posted by cCranium at 6:26 AM on December 16, 2000

I went looking for the subject of the second Reader's Choice photo, the 6-year-old boy with leukemia whose neighborhood association was trying to have his treehouse torn down. He has his own Web page with another memorable photo.
posted by rcade at 8:56 AM on December 16, 2000

I was glad to see the elk fleeing forest fire pic (#10 in Top 25). Eliot Gelwan nominated that as picture of the year at his blog!
posted by dhartung at 9:53 AM on December 16, 2000

I should note it's also clear that the official Top 25 list was seemingly chosen as representative images of the top news stories, more than individual images.
posted by dhartung at 9:56 AM on December 16, 2000

I thought it was interesting how the Reader's Choice and official lists differed on similar new stories, for example showing Elian's reunion with his father instead of the AP Stormtrooper photo, or showing Palestinians refugees giving gifts to be delivered to Israeli Palestinians instead of documents of the conflict.
posted by kidsplateusa at 10:00 AM on December 16, 2000

That one with the boy and the treehouse was a good photo. Thanks for the link, rcade.
posted by Cavatica at 10:01 AM on December 16, 2000

Isn't it a little premature to talk about the picture of the year ... or are they so sure nothing worth taking a picture of will happen in the next 15 days?
posted by houbi at 10:07 AM on December 16, 2000

All of them are impactual, but softie that I am liked the little girls paining thier toes.
posted by jyoung at 11:02 AM on December 16, 2000

Same, those 2 little girls were just precious angels :)

I liked the readers choice ones best, but Im glad that one made it into both.

I also loved the poor puppy with no hind legs and the cat taking care of the chicken, awww!
posted by justnobody at 1:01 PM on December 16, 2000

I love that insane motorcycle crash (Reader's Choice #24). It's just so dramatic.

I think the high point of the girls painting their nails was the fact that they're racially different and playing together.
posted by grank at 2:04 PM on December 16, 2000

I find it ironic that among the Reader's Choice pictures, the one I find to be the most beautiful, is also the one which has the saddest story behind it. The cracks in the lakebed are amazing, but being the most serious drought in 100 years in that location is almost unbearably devastating.
posted by ookamaka at 3:26 PM on December 16, 2000

That too grank, but I just really thought they looked so sweet, painting their toenails and only 4 and 5 hehe

wanna pick them both up and cuddle them :)
posted by justnobody at 4:27 PM on December 16, 2000

My favorite was the puppy with the wheelchair. I dunno, I've always had a soft spot for wounded animals. And he's just so cute, too!
posted by billybunny at 4:31 PM on December 16, 2000

he is! soooo cute! Im looking at these again, lol I want that little puppy. what a soldier! hehe

I want, I want! the puppy and the little girls! And the other little puppy, gazing longingly at his fire hydrant lol

the fire ones scare me though.

and the one of the girl with the rose for her friend, that was a tear jerker :*(
posted by justnobody at 4:55 PM on December 16, 2000

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