Four Covers Address COVID, Climate, Conflict, Conservation
National Geographic has published its Year in Pictures campaign, featuring images that embody 2021’s turbulence – from political rancor and climate change to COVID developments and conflicts around the globe.
The January issue is presented this year through four covers, each reflecting a major theme of 2021 – COVID, climate, conflict, and conservation. With almost 2 million photos added to National Geographic’s archives in 2021, the four covers and photos from the campaign best document the year through the work of some of the world’s most gifted photographers.
While the January issue is the centerpiece of the Year in Pictures campaign, the digital hub also features an array of additional content, including best animal photos of 2021, 2021 wins for the planet, best science photos of the year, and more.
Whitney Johnson, NatGeo’s Director of Visual and Immersive Experiences, is responsible for putting together the ‘Year in Pictures’ issue and choosing which photos are featured in this year’s campaign.