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As 2015 quickly approaches, TIME looks back at the year’s most influential images. annually, the magazine pours over thousands of photographs from around the globe, each in some way providing a snapshot of the last twelve months whether in world news, sports or popular culture. the content curation team describes of their election of a top 10: ‘each photograph selected for time’s top 10 photos of 2014, unranked and carefully culled from thousands, takes us into a dramatic scene that provides an important visual record of history. as these images came through our news-gathering operation over the course of the year, they not only astounded us, but they also moved us.’

From celebrity selfies garnering over 3.36 million retweets on twitter to a haunting image of malaysia airlines flight 17 wreckage in ukriane, these images have been chosen for their resonance and relevance in 2014. see the complete top 10 on TIME magazine here — warning: some of the following images are graphic.


Ellen Degeneres – hollywood, california – march 2, 2014

Ellen Degeneres’ star-studded selfie at the academy awards exceeded 1 million retweets in the first hour.

TIME magazine picks the most influential images of 2014


Jérôme Sessini – torez, ukraine – july 17, 2014
Jérôme Sessini’s haunting picture of malaysia airlines flight 17’s crash – a scene of a man still strapped to his seat in a wind-blown wheat field.

TIME magazine picks the most influential images of 2014


 Whitney Curtis – ferguson, mo – august 11, 2014

Whitney Curtis captured an extraordinary exchange in ferguson between a man with his hands up and law enforcement officers.

TIME magazine picks the most influential images of 2014


Daniel Berehulak – monrovia, liberia – september 5, 2014
Daniel Berehulak’s work for the new york times from liberia, gave us a window into a devastating ebola epidemic.

TIME magazine picks the most influential images of 2014


Nikita Dudnik – Novosibirsk, Russia – July 12, 2014
Ice is the subject of the picture of a hail storm in russia, captured in mid-july by amateur photographer Nikita Dudnik.

TIME magazine picks the most influential images of 2014

 

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