2021 Through the Lens

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever. It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
– Aaron Siskind

Throughout this year, photographers have had the chance to get back out into the world and capture their favourite things forever. From theatre to nature, sports to protests and the little bits of everyday life that we maybe just don’t take so much for granted any more, we’ve put together a collection of images of people and places that played a part in making 2021 unique.

As with all our galleries, there is no specific order; the images have been mixed by format and content so enjoy from start to finish…

(Header photo above by Steven Medeiros, details in article)

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Together with Refugees Rally, London

By Ingrid Turner – Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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A Full 360
Matty Hemmings at the Test Your Skills area of The Photography Show at the NEC

Attempted Stumping
Notts Outlaws v Lancashire Lightning T20 match at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground

By Nigel King – Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Preparing for the Fight

By Najm Clayton –  Website | Instagram

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Dwerja Bay

The Boathouse

By Derek Rickman – Instagram | Twitter

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Eye Spy

My Ball

By Alan Cruickshank – Instagram

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I Can Touch the Sky

By Charlie Smith – Twitter

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Chalk Artist and Helper
Phoenix Farmers Market

Lady in Red

By Jennifer Mullins – Website | Prints | Instagram | Twitter

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Glastonbury Tor through the Mist

Chimneys and Rooftops at Vicar’s Close, Wells

By Petra Eujane Photography – Website | Instagram

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Free Palestine, Cardiff City Centre, Wales

Kill the Bill, Bute Park, Cardiff, Wales

By Tom Davies, Photojournalist – Instagram

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Toronto, Canada

By Steven Medeiros – Website | Instagram 1 | Instagram 2

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The British Engineerium, Hove

By Becky Jones – Twitter

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Worthing Pier

Make Up, Brighton Fringe

By Siobhan at 16 Beasley St Photography – Website | Instagram | Twitter

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Huge thanks to all our photographers for sharing their images and memories with us; it’s always a pleasure to put these galleries together and see the variety of talent in the field. Do check out more of each person’s work on the links shown. Wishing contributors and readers alike all the very best for the Christmas period and here’s to a happy and healthy 2022.

Our Best Music Shots of 2021 feature will be published later this week.

All images are the copyright of the photographer credited; please do not use without gaining their permission first.

15th December 2021