Vox explained 2018 through photographs which is actually not a bad idea because sometimes it’s true, a photo is worth a thousand words … or something like that.
But we’re talking about VOX here, so they had to make it weird.
Or at least more Vox-like:
— Vox (@voxdotcom) December 31, 2018
Pictures by women and non-binary photographers.
This editor is starting to feel like the mean old lady down the street who doesn’t know what the Hell is wrong with these kids today.
News photography is an industry dominated by men — especially the wire services, like AP Images and Getty Images, which most newsrooms rely on for visual coverage. These wire services drive most of our visual news consumption.
And that problem is especially stark in the annual “Year in Pictures” galleries that most news organizations publish every December. Here’s a thread by Daniella Zalcman of Women Photograph chronicling the gender disparity in Year in Pictures galleries — overall, the numbers are frustratingly grim.
Truth be told, most of the photos are lovely in the article but Vox had to mess it up and make it about identity politics instead of the photographs themselves.
Reactions to their spin were pretty damn funny:
— Tom Burkart ❗️ (@tomburkart) December 31, 2018
what makes a non binary photographer different from what we used to just call photographer
— Professor Lean (@SupremexLean) December 31, 2018
The ‘non’ and ‘binary’ thing? Don’t look at us, man, we just work here.
"Non-binary" is a way to include men because you don't think the women were good enough on their own.
— TheRealKCStar (@TheRealKCStar1) December 31, 2018
— Young Contrarian (@ContrarianYoung) December 31, 2018
So woke they fell back asleep.
Everyone is non binary
— margarita👏 prog👏 (@chuckzak) December 31, 2018
Excuse us but we were told there would be no math.
— Keith ⛄⛄⛄ Burton (@bbeekk321) December 31, 2018
— Thinking Emoji (@ThinkEmoji_) December 31, 2018
This gif actually sums 2018 up better than any photo … heh.