The year wasn’t all investigative reporting or breaking news. Some of our favorite images of 2018 accompanied long magazine Profiles—of Donald Glover, or Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—and meticulously planned photo essays. Pari Dukovic travelled to the French Riviera in search of the flowers that make up Chanel No. 5 perfume; the petals in the resulting images are a stunning shade of pink, so vibrant that you expect the fragrance to emanate from the page. The thirty-year-old Awol Erizku paid homage to the brilliance of the “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter with cinematic, dramatic photographs that contain whole narratives themselves. Carter herself was on set, working alongside Erizku to direct models and share stories about her collaborations with Spike Lee. Davide Monteleone traversed the Asian continent for his extensive coverage of the “new” Silk Road, while the Swiss-Guinean photographer Namsa Leuba captured the confident poses and eclectic styles of a group of young Nigerian musicians.
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