Today’s New York Times Sunday Review section is devoted almost entirely to the “Year in Pictures.”
And of the 40 or so images the editors have chosen to define 2013 — mostly, unfortunately, of war, devastation and suffering — 4 are by Staples High School graduates. Both are award-winning Times photographers.
Tyler Hicks’ dramatic shot of a plainclothes officer searching Nairobi’s Westgate mall for gunmen after a militant attack killed scores of civilians takes up the entire front page:
Tyler has 3 other photos in the section, both from that same Kenyan violence.
Lynsey’s photo — on page 2 — shows a 15-year-old and her baby brother. They and nearly a dozen other relatives share a tent after an explosion hear her Syrian home partially blinded her.
The online version of “Year in Pictures” features 80 photos, including more from Tyler and Lynsey. Click here to see the entire slideshow.
It was quite a year. And 2 talented Westporters were there to capture very tragic — but important — parts of it.