Our first Friday Links of 2014 is full of images, stories and best of galleries from 2013. So here is to looking back before we move forward.
- Photo editor Stella Kramer broke down the good and the bad that happened in photography in 2013.
- For a visual adrenaline rush, check out the Red Bull Photos of the year, in four parts.
New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust discovered film negatives taken over 100 years ago in Antarctica.
- Heavy Metal Culture is alive and well in Botswana. Photographer Franck Marshall has captured the leather clad fans of Death Metal.
- 14 Photojournalists to follow on Instagram. Or, a list that will save you from selfies and food photos.
- Photographers do send the best holiday cards. Here are two lists to get your ideas flowing for next year.
- It is true that you can see how a photo was lit by looking at the eyes of the subject, but can reflections in the eye help solve crimes?
- Taking pictures of the back of your girlfriend’s head in pseudo HDR can get you 500K followers on Instagram.
- Energy.gov shared their collection of 2013 Photos of the Week.
- James Estrin, editor of the New York Times Lens Blog, will be showing his own work for the first time in 20 years.
- Add the New Yorker to the list of publications that spend hundreds of words lamenting the death of the camera.
- Wired Science has a collection of their most popular photo galleries of 2013.
- And finally, the Washington Post’s round up of best animal photos of the year includes a great image of the National Zoo’s tiger cub.