Every day, Maclean’s editors look at hundreds of photographs. Each December, we publish the best of the best in the Year in Pictures issue.
“We wanted to find the most compelling images — the ones that would most resonate with our readers,” says Photo Director Andrew Tolson.
In this video, Tolson describes the work that went into this year’s edition and explains what makes these photographs unique:
And here’s a gallery of some of the best from 2014:
A health worker disinfects a corpse after the man died in a classroom now used as an Ebola isolation ward in Monrovia (John Moore/Getty Images)