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The absolute best photos of 2017 (in The FADER)

Butts, flowers on fire, Migos.

December 20, 2017

The day Trump became president I watched the inauguration on my laptop while editing a fashion story about butts.

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The next day I walked down 5th Ave. breastfeeding my daughter. We were surrounded by thousands of other women. We were yelling.

The following 12 months would be punctuated by moments like this. A constant tug between the rhythm of motherhood and this serrated American moment.

The photography I love from this year occupies a similar space. These are images that wobble. Bodies fall, stretch, and are pressed against glass. Faces are obscured by leaves, hands, shadow, or viced by a bison jaw. A rose is on fire.

These are photos that feel like 2017 to me. A bit stuck. A bit free.

Kelela   Photographer Renell Medrano. Fashion by Shibon Kennedy.
Stormzy   Photography by Carlota Guerrero. Fashion by Margherita Alaimo.
Perfume Genius   Photography by Cara Stricker. Fashion by Hillary Taymour.
RAYE   Cian Oba-Smith
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Lil Peep   G L Askew II
Lil Peep's Bed   G L Askew II
Lil Yachty   Photographer Brad Ogbonna. Fashion by Shibon Kennedy.
OMB Peezy   Sean Lemoine
Julien Baker   Lyndon French
Young M.A.   Photography by Cait Oppermann Fashion by Shibon Kennedy
Cashmere Cat   Chantal Anderson
Summer Fashion   Fashion by Shibon Kennedy. Photographer Samuel Bradley
Summer Fashion   Fashion by Shibon Kennedy. Photographer Samuel Bradley
Fall Fashion - Texture   Photography by Leah Mandel & Natalie de Segonzac. Fashion by Nazuk Kochhar
Swae Lee   Mary Kang
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Julia Michaels   Renell Medrano
Kiddy Smile   Anaïs Boileau
Young M.A.   Cait Opperman
Romeo Santos   Rose Marie Cromwell
Snail Mail   Amy Li
sorority noise   Christopher Leaman
ibeyi   Photography by Amber Mahoney. Fashion by Shibon Kennedy
Ibeyi   Photography by Amber Mahoney. Fashion by Shibon Kennedy
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Posted: December 20, 2017