As you might (or more likely might not) remember, for the past several years the hardlooking staff has provided all you splendid readers with a scorecard of the New York Times “Year in Pictures” wrap-up.
Previous winners: Tyler Hicks in 2015 and 2009, Daniel Berehulak in 2014, and Sergey Ponomarev in 2013.
The Times 2016 Year in Pictures, however, produced a low-level tie between Damon Winter and Todd Heisler, both of whom had three photos in the year-end photo album.
Fittingly, Winter gets the front page:
And Heisler gets the back page:
Props also to Tomas Munita, Landon Nordeman, and Doug Mills, who came in a close second with two photos each.
Which says what?
Just this: Visually, the Times is more wide-ranging than ever.
And all the better for it.
I loved reading Liz Spayd’s column the other day of the Times’ posting of the murder of the Russian Ambassador in Turkey.
What a kerfuffle. The snowflakes didn’t get their trigger warning, and they were most upset.