Photos We Loved in 2018 | Modern Society of USA

Photos We Loved in 2018

Photos We Loved in 2018

Art can provoke, asking pointed questions in troubled times. It can also soothe, providing beauty and solace when they seem in short supply. And its ability to simply entertain should not be discounted, either: It is no small thing to offer respite with a laugh, a jolt of suspense, a juicy saga, a visual marvel or an irresistible beat.

All of those qualities shine through in this selection of some of our favorite arts photography published this year by The New York Times — sometimes in the same image.

Photographers bore witness: at a listening party Kanye West held in Wyoming; as Tony Kushner’s masterwork, “Angels in America,” returned to Broadway in the age of Trump; as Caroll Spinney, who played Big Bird on “Sesame Street,” hung up his claws and yellow feathers.

— Rozette Rago on photographing the cast of “Crazy Rich Asians”

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