Rachel Portesi captured this unique view of painter Eric Aho at work, framed by the doorway of his hand-built sauna in Walpole, New Hampshire. (“The Artist in Winter,” January/February 2018)
Photo Credit : Rachel Portesi
Yankee is fortunate to have so many talented photographers in New England to call upon for its stories — something that came through loud and clear in the magazine’s 2018 issues. Among the best photo essays from this past year are Richard Brown’s timeless images of rural Vermont (“The Last of the Hill Farms”) and Jerry Monkman’s conservation-minded take on the New England environment (“Beyond Beauty”). Other standouts include Mark Fleming’s photographs from Maine’s Appledore Island (“The Essence of Appledore”), Gabe Souza’s portraits of his hometown of Bucksport, Maine (“The Town That Refused to Die”), and Sarah Rice’s visual immersion in yurt culture (“The Tinkerer of Dickinson’s Reach”).
As photo editor, I’m thrilled that Yankee continues to tell such wonderful stories of New England through both compelling words and unforgettable visuals. And while it’s always difficult to narrow down a full year of work, we’ve put together a collection of 20 favorite photographs from 2018 that represent the excellence of the whole — and we hope you’ll click through to the original story to read (and see) more.