La Reuters, nota agenzia di stampa britannica che vanta numerosi fotografi in giro per il mondo, ha pubblicato sul proprio sito le più emozionanti foto del 2015. Diversi temi, differenti aree geografiche e sentimenti contrastanti percorrono, in lungo e in largo, un anno intenso e di forti scossoni. Mettendo un po’ in ordine le istantanee, l’anno si apre e si chiude sempre a Parigi: l’11 gennaio tutti i francesi erano in piazza impugnando matite simbolo di libertà di espressione dopo i tragici attentati alla redazione di Charlie Hebdo e al supermercato kosher. Quasi in una evocazione del celebre dipinto di Eugène Delacroix “La Libertà che guida il popolo“, Stephane Mahe ha immortalato la “resistenza” parigina. Un filo conduttore che attraversa tutto l’anno e termina col fotografo Philippe Wojazer che, al Trocadero, dinanzi alla torre Eiffel, il 16 novembre ha immortalato il minuto di silenzio per le vittime degli attacchi terroristici di venerdì 13.
In mezzo, strappi di notizie che hanno fatto la storia di quest’anno e forse anche del futuro: la reporter ungherese che sgambetta il padre siriano mentre fugge con in braccio il figlio; Blatter, contestato, ricoperto da finti dollari; l’attivista che salta sul tavolo durante la conferenza di Mario Draghi; foto di paesaggi, l’eclissi totale di sole e poi molti scatti legati all’immigrazione e alla guerra. Ah e ci sono, come sempre, i gatti. Qui potete vederle tutte, di seguito, le 10 che più mi hanno smosso. E quali sono le vostre?
Shi’ite fighters fire a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants in Salahuddin province, Iraq, March 1, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmed Al-Hussaini
Palestinians place a red carpet between the ruins of houses, that witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, before they display a film on the war in the east of Gaza City May 12, 2015. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
A resident rides his bicycle near what activists said was an exploded cluster bomb shell in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus November 5, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
Jason Howe, 50, (2nd L) and his husband Adrian Perez-Boluda, 50, put their twin three-year-old daughters Olivia (L) and Clara to bed at their home in Los Angeles, California, United States, June 25, 2015. Howe and Perez-Boluda married in Spain and in California in 2008. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay rights movement. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
A refugee prepares to hand over a toddler to a volunteer lifeguard as a half-sunken catamaran carrying around 150 refugees, most of them Syrians, arrives after crossing part of the Aegean sea from Turkey on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 30, 2015. There were no casaulties amongst the refugees who were travelling on the catamaran, according to a Reuters witness. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
A Syrian refugee kisses his daughter as he walks through a rainstorm towards Greece’s border with Macedonia, near the Greek village of Idomeni, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
A pensioner leans against the main door of a branch of the National Bank as he waits to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece, July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress inside the remains of his family’s house, that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war in 2014 summer, during a sandstorm in Gaza September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
A dinghy overcrowded with Syrian refugees drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
Photographer Carlos Barria holds a print of a photograph he took in 2005, as he matches it up at the same location 10 years on, in New Orleans, United States, August 17, 2015. The print shows Joshua Creek sitting on the porch of his house, September 13, 2005, after Hurricane Katrina struck. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina triggered floods that inundated New Orleans and killed more than 1,500 people as storm waters overwhelmed levees and broke through floodwalls. Congress authorised spending more than $14 billion to beef up the city’s flood protection after Katrina and built a series of new barriers that include manmade islands and new wetlands. After photographing events a decade ago, Reuters photographer Carlos Barria returned to New Orleans. Using photos he took 10 years ago, Barria found the same locations that he documented originally and used the photos he took in 2005 to show the contrast of inundation then and a city now still affected by the disaster. REUTERS/Carlos Barria