Ways of Seeing: Portrait Series

Ways of Seeing: Portrait Series

Whether through digital channels, print or on exhibit, the impact, influence and reach of the still image has never been greater. But with so many images fighting for our attention, how do photographers make work that most effectively stands out and connects with an audience. In this seven-part series, TIME looks back over the past 12 months to identify some of the ways of seeing—whether conceptually, aesthetically or through dissemination—that have grabbed our attention and been influential in maintaining photography’s relevance in an ever shifting environment, media landscape, and culture now ruled by images.”

Time Magazine chronicles a number of portrait photographers and portrait trends for 2014.

COMBO - This combination of 6 images taken between Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 and Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, shows Afghan refugee children in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the worldís largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting their country has undergone. Since the 2002 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, some 3.8 million Afghans have returned to their home country, according to the U.N.ís refugee agency. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

COMBO – This combination of 6 images taken between Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 and Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, shows Afghan refugee children in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the worldís largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting their country has undergone. Since the 2002 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, some 3.8 million Afghans have returned to their home country, according to the U.N.ís refugee agency. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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