The Best Pictures of the Year

How do you go about picking the best photographs of 2002? For starters, you agree with your colleagues that the task is impossible, that you would need hundreds of pages to do the task justice, and that even experts on photography disagree on what makes a great picture. Then you cheerfully ignore all those points and ask your colleagues to look through thousands of pictures anyway and pick the several hundred they like best. Then you sit around at a table with them for hours debating the merits of dozens. And at the end of all that, you have the issue...

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