16 Best Photographs of 2016

We published thousands of photos in 2016. THOUSANDS. Making a selection of 16 favorites was the hardest thing we’ve done in a while. So hard, in fact that, this actually has more than 16 photos in it. We know, we know. From tiny things to big crowds, sumo wrestlers to country legends, here’s a look back on the year. Click the title or photograph for more shots.

January 29: Behind The Scenes: American Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty @ Kennedy Center

by Kate Warren

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Friday 09/15
BYT Presents: SHARKS AND RECREATION - A Nat Geo After Hours! @ National Geographic
$25.00 / $30.00
Brightest Young Things Presents: SHARKS AND RECREATION A Nat Geo After Hours! Join us for a Bloody-Good-Time All-Access Party-Mode National Geographic HQ Take Over! Friday, Sept 15th National Geographic Museum 1600 M St NW, WDC, 20036 BUY $20 EARLY BIRD TICKETS HERE: https://sharksandrec.eventbrite.com With exclusive access to the (soon to be gone) Nat Geo Museum exhibition: Sharks: On Assignment with Brian Skerry + Hot jamz and vibes from: Holy Ghost! (DJ set) Featuring a big outdoor courtyard to frolick in with SKYY Vodka specialty cocktails and beer from Old Bust Head Brewing Company! +Food Trucks / Photobooths / Frickin' Laser Beams / Ron Swanson Look-A-Like Contest / A special appearance by the #BYQueens + Mechanical Shark Rides! Nerd out with lightning talks from Nat Geo Explorers: Nat Geo Explorer Talks Featuring: Shannon Switzer / The Surfing Scientist Kendra Chritz / Dentist of the Dead + Gemina Garland-Lewis / Whale Warrior Katie Orlinsky / Winter Chaser & more TBA! ~~~ and 3D movies to blow your fragile little mind! and your last chance to see more cool exhibitions: Croosh Deets: Get your tickets now: https://sharksandrec.eventbrite.com This is a 21+ event As always, there is no dress code, but we recommend staying on theme: Sharknado / Sharknado 2: The Second One / Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! / Sharknado: The 4th Awakens / Sharknado 5: Global Swarming / Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness Scarecrow Boat / The Andy Andy Andys / Crackfinger / Jet Black Pope / Fiveskin / Tackle Shaft / Two Doors Down / Radwagon / Angelsnack / Mouse Rat Theon (after he was eaten by sharks) / That old SNL skit / Never Forget Jabberjaw / Bruce / Kenny the Shark / Lenny / Mako / Street Sharks Garry Gergich / Larry Girgich / Jerry Gergrench / Gerry Gengurch Jaws / Jaws 2 / Jaws 3-D / Jaws: The Revenge / Jaws 4: We Finally Dealt With Our Shark Problem Ron Swanson Check yourself before you sharks and rec yourself
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April 5: Photos: Sumo Champions @ The Shay

by Franz Mahr

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March 29: Savages @ 9:30 Club

by Franz Mahr

April 5: The Naked & Famous @ RNR Hotel

by Nicholas Karlin

April 5: Rooms of Their Own: The Lemon Bowl

by Jeff Martin

April 15: Taste Test: Gibson Spring Cocktail Menu

by Sarah Gerrity


April 26: Behind the Scenes: The Ring Cycle @ Kennedy Center

by Jeff Martin

May 2: Photos: Sundress Fest @ Wonderland Ballroom

by Nicholas Karlin

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May 5: First Look: Suns Cinema

by Nicholas Karlin

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May 20: Preview: Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse

by Clarissa Villondo

Doll Houses at National Building Museum

June 6: Photos: Awesome Con 2016

by Nicholas Karlin

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June 13: Photos: BYT & Capital Pride Present: HEX

by Franz Mahr


June 17: Behind The Scenes: Karel Appel – A Gesture of Color @ The Phillips Collection

by Maya Moore

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June 27: Photos: District of Comedy Festival Party @ Kennedy Center

by Jeff Martin

September 15: NYFW 2016 Street Style

by BlinkOfAnEye

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September 19: Live DC: Farm Aid @ Jiffy Lube Live

by Brian Murphy


October 3: Photos: UNCENSORED @ MLK Library

by Nicholas Karlin


October 17: Photos: Vogueing Masquarade Ball @ National Museum of African Art

by Albert Ting

October 19: Hazel Brunch Review

by Nicholas Karlin

October 26: Photos: High Heel Race 2016

by David Claypool


November 1: All Access Photo Pass: Bentzen Ball 2016

by Franz Mahr

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