The Photography Annual is our special issue showcasing the finest photography of the year across editorial, advertising, documentary, fashion and still life. It features the winners of our open competition, a yearly award scheme that celebrates great images, those who make them and those who commission them. We also bring you five emerging photographers who have captured the mood, and our imaginations over the past year. Plus, highlights of our coverage of photography on the CR website, including Ami Vitale on pandas, an Alex Prager retrospective, an interview with Sølve Sundsbø and a visit to the Polaroid Originals factory.
From Rio to the River Tay, this is a special issue dedicated to the theme of place. We look at the role creativity plays in documenting, building, promoting and reinventing our neighbourhoods, cities and countries and how our own location can influence our work. We also interview Taylor Wessing winner Alice Mann, speak to director Gary Hustwit about his new documentary film on the work and design philosophy of Dieter Rams and, also on Rams, feature a visual essay on his work for Braun.
In this issue, we investigate the subject of change. We’ve asked leaders from the ad world what changes they would like to see in the industry. We look at individuals who have brought about changes in their community and around issues as important as climate change. Plus Anna Bergfors shares her experience of gender transition and Sir John Sorrell discusses the future of UK design.
This issue features the Creative Leaders 50 – our list of this year’s individuals and collectives who are driving creativity forward, in association with Workfront, and “How I Got Here” – a series of articles where leading creatives figures share the ups and downs of their careers to date and what they learned along the way.
The Annual issue is our showcase of the outstanding work in commercial creativity over the past 12 months. Those projects deemed by our judges to be of special merit are recognised in our "Best In Book" section. We take an in-depth look at each one, examining how it was made and what makes it significant.
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