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OPB's 2017 Photos Of The Year


A look back at some of the most transcending images from the biggest stories of the year.

NEWS | Photojournalism has always been a huge part of telling a complete story. In 2017, the images captured during political protests, the exhausting wildfire season and the countless human stories across our region gave a much needed visual component to a year packed with daily news alerts.

Protest in downtown Portland, Sunday, June 4, 2017. 

Protest in downtown Portland, Sunday, June 4, 2017. 

Bryan M. Vance/OPB

A counter-protester named Anthony holds his hands in the air after being hit with pepper spray balls by Portland police during protests downtown Sunday, June 4, 2017. 

Coya Crispin and her children, February 2017.

Coya Crispin and her children, February 2017.

Amelia Templeton/OPB

Coya Crispin stands outside her St. Johns neighborhood apartment with her daughter, Saraia, and her son, Titan, February 2017.

Memorial at the Hollywood Portland MAX station.

Memorial at the Hollywood Portland MAX station.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

Mourners gather at a memorial for victims of the May attacks on a Portland MAX light-rail train.

Pro-Trump rally in downtown Portland, June 2017.

Pro-Trump rally in downtown Portland, June 2017.

Bryan M. Vance/OPB

Todd Kelsay, left, assists federal police officers in handcuffing an Antifa protester at a pro-Trump rally in downtown Portland.

Smoke from the Eagle Creek Wildfire fills the Columbia River Gorge.

Smoke from the Eagle Creek Wildfire fills the Columbia River Gorge.

Conrad Wilson/OPB

Multnomah Falls, September 2017.

Multnomah Falls, September 2017.

Ericka Cruz Guevarra/OPB

A hotshot firefighter sprays water on the area surrounding Multnomah Falls as the Eagle Creek Wildfire burns nearby.

Protest in downtown Portland, September 2017.

Protest in downtown Portland, September 2017.

Bryan M. Vance/OPB

People protest U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to Portland in September.

Portland, Oregon, 2017.

Portland, Oregon, 2017.

Ericka Cruz Guevarra/OPB

A sign condemns “white silence” during one of the many protests in 2017.

Ray Baird prepares to compete in the Big Loop Rodeo in Jordan Valley.

Ray Baird prepares to compete in the Big Loop Rodeo in Jordan Valley.

Dave Blanchard/OPB

Steve Amen in Bend, Oregon.

Steve Amen in Bend, Oregon.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

Steve Amen says goodbye to a crowd of “Oregon Field Guide” fans during an event in Bend, Oregon.

Ocularist Fred Harwin holds a prosthetic eye he's hand-painted for a patient.

Ocularist Fred Harwin holds a prosthetic eye he’s hand-painted for a patient.

Nick Fisher/OPB

Supporters of Quanice Hayes protesting in Portland.

Supporters of Quanice Hayes protesting in Portland.

Laura Klinkner/OPB

Ramadan in Portland, Oregon.

Ramadan in Portland, Oregon.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

Johanna Varner in Cascade Locks, Oregon.

Johanna Varner in Cascade Locks, Oregon.

Ericka Cruz Guevarra /OPB

Johanna Varner attempts to get a glimpse of her research sites in the Columbia River Gorge. She settled for a vantage point on the side of the road in Cascade Locks because of fire hazards from the Eagle Creek Fire.

A horse is spooked during the Eagle Creek Fire.

A horse is spooked during the Eagle Creek Fire.

Amelia Templeton/OPB

Steve Hiatt says thick smoke from the Eagle Creek Fire spooked his five horses and four cattle. “I can see they’re really freaked out after last night,” he says.


 

Culture | From the summer music festival schedule to the reopening of Portland’s Japanese Garden, culture has always been an undervalued gem in Oregon and its neighboring regions. In 2017, the eclectic mix of stories through the eyes of a lens, were a positive reminder of the uniqueness of the Pacific Northwest.

Front row at Travis Scott show.

Front row at Travis Scott show.

Shirley Chan/OPB

The Cultural Village at the Portland Japanese Garden.

The Cultural Village at the Portland Japanese Garden.

Laurie Isola/OPB

One of the aims of the long-awaited Cultural Village at the Portland Japanese Garden is to immerse visitors in traditional Japanese arts and culture.

Kimchi being prepared.

Kimchi being prepared.

Laurie Isola/OPB

A big batch of kimchi calls for a big bucket. Sambal oelek, a chunky red chili paste, is added to a mixture of spices, Napa cabbage and other delights. Find the recipe here.

T.S. Monk Sextet, Portland Jazz Festival, February 2017.

T.S. Monk Sextet, Portland Jazz Festival, February 2017.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

People of all ages gather at the weekly Red Door Meet.

People of all ages gather at the weekly Red Door Meet.

Kaylee Domzalski/OPB

The legend, Iggy Pop closed down the Project Pabst musical festival.

The legend, Iggy Pop closed down the Project Pabst musical festival.

Gerard O’Sullivan/opbmusic

The Portland Pride Parade, June 18, 2017.

The Portland Pride Parade, June 18, 2017.

Bryan M. Vance/OPB

Performers from the world-famous Darcelle XV Showplace drag show ride along the Portland Pride Parade route on Segways Sunday, June 18, 2017.

A gathering in the Malheur National Forest.

A gathering in the Malheur National Forest.

Amanda Peacher /OPB

After the annual July 4 prayer circle, Rainbow Family of Living Light gatherers kick up dust in the main meadow as they frolic and dance in celebration at the 2017 gathering in the Malheur National Forest.

Sweet Spirit lead singer Sabrina Ellis, at Pickathon 2017.

Sweet Spirit lead singer Sabrina Ellis, at Pickathon 2017.

Bryan M. Vance/opbmusic

Solange, April 2017.

Solange, April 2017.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

Solange performed at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for the 2017 Soul’d Out Music Festival in Portland.

The Red Door Meet in SE Portland.

The Red Door Meet in SE Portland.

Kaylee Domzalski/OPB

ADDverse Effects drummer Boyd Littell passed away in late October.

ADDverse Effects drummer Boyd Littell passed away in late October.

David Stuckey/OPB

Hood To Coast, August 2017.

Hood To Coast, August 2017.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

Scenes from the 2017 running of the Hood To Coast and Portland To Coast relay races in August.

Tank and the Bangas at Pickathon.

Tank and the Bangas at Pickathon.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

A ride at the Oregon State Fair.

A ride at the Oregon State Fair.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

Never change, guy.

Never change, guy.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

A group of gold-covered gladiators quickly became the life of the party prior to the ride.

A group of gold-covered gladiators quickly became the life of the party prior to the ride.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

Installation at PNCA.

Installation at PNCA.

Nick Hennessy/OPB

The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne and ‘State of Wonder’ host April Baer inside Coyne’s installation ‘King’s Mouth’ at PNCA.

Hey, look!

Hey, look!

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

Providence Park, October 15, 2017. 

Providence Park, October 15, 2017. 

Bryan M. Vance/OPB

Adrianne Franch shows off the Portland Thorns’ 2017 NWSL championship trophy during a celebration at Providence Park Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. 


 

Destinations | The unprecedented landscape of the Pacific Northwest is truly an American treasure. Capturing such wondrous lands is some of the most rewarding work a photographer can do while working their beat. Here we highlight the region’s beauty and the photographers who captured its radiance.

Crater Lake camping.

Crater Lake camping.

Ben Canales/Uncage the Soul Productions

A night shot during Oregon Field Guide’s Crater Lake ski expedition.

The Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon.

The Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

"Downhill Dave" grooms the slopes of Warner Canyon at dawn.

“Downhill Dave” grooms the slopes of Warner Canyon at dawn.

Greg Davis/OPB

The solar eclipse from Three Fingered Jack.

The solar eclipse from Three Fingered Jack.

Uncage the Soul for Oregon Field Guide

Winter morning at Crater Lake.

Winter morning at Crater Lake.

Ian McCluskey/OPB

 A view from above Southwest Portland after the snow storm in Jamuary.

A view from above Southwest Portland after the snow storm in Jamuary.

Roxy de la Torre/OPB

Fourth of July fireworks, Portland, Oregon.

Fourth of July fireworks, Portland, Oregon.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

Three adventurous skiers about to circumnavigate Crater Lake.

Three adventurous skiers about to circumnavigate Crater Lake.

Ian McCluskey/OPB

Weldon Wagon Trail in Washington.

Weldon Wagon Trail in Washington.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon.

Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon.

Bradley W. Parks/OPB

Skiing the final miles in sleet.

Skiing the final miles in sleet.

Ian McCluskey/OPB

 Crater Lake in the winter months.

 Crater Lake in the winter months.

Ian McCluskey/OPB

Mule packer Steve Morris descends a mountainside in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.

Mule packer Steve Morris descends a mountainside in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.

Michael Bendixen/OPB

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