2014 News Photos of the Year

The top news photos taken in 2014 in Northwest Montana

By Greg Lindstrom

Scanning through the more than 3,000 images I submitted to my editor at the Beacon this year, it struck me that my favorite frames are the ones that evoke emotion. They weren’t necessarily the most well composed pictures or the ones with the best light, but they were the ones that kept me thinking long after I finished looking at them.

Whether it’s a funny frame or an image that brings tears, the best pictures are ones the viewer connects with on an emotional level. If you are in awe, laughing, crying or celebrating while looking through this collection, I feel like I have done my job connecting you to the history we witnessed in the Flathead this year.

As a photojournalist for a newspaper embedded in this community, I have the privilege of meeting many new people each day. I get to listen to their stories and learn how they shape this place we call home. I am fortunate to enjoy a front-row seat to history in the valley, and I strive to pass that view along to you.

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