The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year

As 2018 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at the personalities and stories that shaped media coverage during the year. Crossing entertainment, fashion, sports, and news, these remarkable photos from the Shutterstock Editorial Collection were carefully selected from the thousands that are available on our platform every day. Through our partnerships with leading agencies such as the AP, EPA, BFA, Rex, and Variety, as well our in-house photographers, our Editorial coverage gives us unique access to the world’s biggest events and people.

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The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the YearLaura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley pose in the press room after the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Los Angeles, USA – 07 Jan 2018. Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock. U. S. President Donald Trump stands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un for a photograph at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore, 12 Jun 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock. Kendrick Lamar performs at the 38th Brit Awards, The O2 Arena, London, UK – 21 Feb 2018. Photo by James Gourley/Shutterstock. A staff member for President Donald Trump blocks a camera as a photojournalist attempts to take a photo of a protester during a campaign rally at the Ford Center, in Evansville, Ind. Trump, Evansville, USA – 30 Aug 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock. Chloe Kim of the US in action during the Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe final at the Bokwang Phoenix Park during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 13 February 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock. Britain’s Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis as they arrive for Prince Louis’ christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London, United Kingdom – 09 Jul 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock. Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein arrives to face an indictment on two counts of rape in State Supreme Court in New York, New York, USA, 05 June 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock. Padma Lakshmi, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tina Fey. Tarana Burke, Emily Blunt, Margaret Atwood, Alicia Keys, Tamron Hall
Variety’s Power of Women presented by Lifetime, Inside, Cipriani Wall Street, New York, USA – 13 Apr 2018. Photo by Andrew H Walker/Variety/Shutterstock. Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School cries at the conclusion of the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, DC, USA, 24 March 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock. Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton eacts as he is introduced before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Charlotte, N.C. Cowboys Panthers Football, Charlotte, USA – 09 Sep 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock. Gary Oldman arrives at the Maltin Modern Master Award Ceremony, 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA – 02 Feb 2018. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock. Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in Las Vegas, USA – 07 Jun 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock. French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May look up at a military fly-by at Sandhurst Military Academy in Camberley, Britain, 18 January 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock. Approximately seven thousand shoes representing lost children to guns since the 14 December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, are seen on the East Front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 13 March 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Shinzo Abe, John Bolton and Donald Trump at the G7, La Malbaie, Canada – 09 Jun 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock. Cardi B at the Moschino party, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Palm Springs, USA – 14 Apr 2018. Photo by WWD/Shutterstock. A worker cleans a statue of Captain Cook after it was vandalized in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 25 January 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Britxton, London, United Kingdom – 09 Jan 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock. A visitor interacts with a 3D painting at the Art in Paradise museum in Bangkok, Thailand, 10 September 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock. Chewbacca poses during the photocall for Solo: A Star Wars Story at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 15 May 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the red carpet during the The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, New York, USA – 07 May 2018. Photo by Carl Timpone/BFA/Shutterstock. Migrants cross a riverbed at the Mexico-U.S. border after getting past a line of police at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, as they try to reach the U.S., 25 Nov 2018.

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