Review the best news, entertainment, fashion, and sports photos of 2018, edited from the Shutterstock Editorial Collection of over 40 million images.

As 2018 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at the personalities and stories that shaped media coverage during the year. Crossing entertainment, fashion, sports, and news, these remarkable photos from the Shutterstock Editorial Collection were carefully selected from the thousands that are available on our platform every day. Through our partnerships with leading agencies such as the AP, EPA, BFA, Rex, and Variety, as well our in-house photographers, our Editorial coverage gives us unique access to the world’s biggest events and people.

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The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley pose in the press room after the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Los Angeles, USA – 07 Jan 2018. Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
U. S. President Donald Trump stands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un for a photograph at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore, 12 Jun 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Kendrick Lamar performs at the 38th Brit Awards, The O2 Arena, London, UK – 21 Feb 2018. Photo by James Gourley/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
A staff member for President Donald Trump blocks a camera as a photojournalist attempts to take a photo of a protester during a campaign rally at the Ford Center, in Evansville, Ind. Trump, Evansville, USA – 30 Aug 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Chloe Kim of the US in action during the Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe final at the Bokwang Phoenix Park during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 13 February 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Britain’s Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis as they arrive for Prince Louis’ christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London, United Kingdom – 09 Jul 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein arrives to face an indictment on two counts of rape in State Supreme Court in New York, New York, USA, 05 June 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Padma Lakshmi, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tina Fey. Tarana Burke, Emily Blunt, Margaret Atwood, Alicia Keys, Tamron Hall
Variety’s Power of Women presented by Lifetime, Inside, Cipriani Wall Street, New York, USA – 13 Apr 2018. Photo by Andrew H Walker/Variety/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School cries at the conclusion of the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, DC, USA, 24 March 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton eacts as he is introduced before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Charlotte, N.C. Cowboys Panthers Football, Charlotte, USA – 09 Sep 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Gary Oldman arrives at the Maltin Modern Master Award Ceremony, 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA – 02 Feb 2018. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in Las Vegas, USA – 07 Jun 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May look up at a military fly-by at Sandhurst Military Academy in Camberley, Britain, 18 January 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Approximately seven thousand shoes representing lost children to guns since the 14 December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, are seen on the East Front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 13 March 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Shinzo Abe, John Bolton and Donald Trump at the G7, La Malbaie, Canada – 09 Jun 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Cardi B at the Moschino party, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Palm Springs, USA – 14 Apr 2018. Photo by WWD/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
A worker cleans a statue of Captain Cook after it was vandalized in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 25 January 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Britxton, London, United Kingdom – 09 Jan 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
A visitor interacts with a 3D painting at the Art in Paradise museum in Bangkok, Thailand, 10 September 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Chewbacca poses during the photocall for Solo: A Star Wars Story at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 15 May 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and musician Nick Jonas stand for photographs at their wedding reception in New Delhi, India, 04 Dec 2018. Photo by Altaf Qadri/AP/Shutterstock
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Migrants cross a riverbed at the Mexico-U.S. border after getting past a line of police at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, as they try to reach the U.S., 25 Nov 2018. Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Christian Dior show, Backstage, Spring Summer 2018, Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris, France – 22 Jan 2018. Photo by WWD/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Lava from a robust fissure eruption on Kilauea’s east rift zone consumes a home, then threatens another, near Pahoa, Hawaii, USA, 06 May 2018. Photo by Bruce Omori/Paradise Helicopters/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
In this hand-out photo released by the McCain family, Cindy McCain lays her head on the casket of Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., during a burial service at the cemetery at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Burial Service for John McCain, Annapolis, USA – 02 Sep 2018. Photo by Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
This, photo released by Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center, shows the boys and their soccer coach as they were found in a partially flooded cave, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, Thailand. The 12 boys and coach found after 10 days are mostly in stable medical condition and have received high-protein liquid food, officials said Tuesday, though it is not known when they will be able to go home. Cave Search, Mae Sai, Thailand – 02 Jul 2018. Photo by Uncredited/AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Ansel Elgort on the red carpet before the 90th Annual Academy Awards, Los Angeles, USA – 04 Mar 2018. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock.
Jodie Whittaker – ‘Doctor Who,’ Variety Portrait Studio Comic-Con, Day 3, San Diego, USA – 21 Jul 2018. Photo by Andrew H Walker/Variety/Shutterstock
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Rescue teams next to a wreckage of a plane that crashed at the main airport Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, 12 March 2018. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Mourners gather at a community memorial outside a bodega in New York, where 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was killed in a machete attack on Wednesday. Teen Killed, New York, USA – 26 Jun 2018. Photo by Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Kaia Gerber and models on the catwalk during the Moschino show, Runway, Fall Winter 2018, Milan Fashion Week, Italy – 21 Feb 2018. Photo by WWD/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev (L) of Russia reacts after the penalty shootout of the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Spain and Russia in Moscow, Russia, 01 July 2018. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Former First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the unveiling of her official portrait at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, USA, on 12 February 2018. The portrait, painted by Amy Sherald, will be displayed in the Recent Acquisitions gallery. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
Katy Perry at the
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA – 07 May 2018. Photo by Andrew H Walker/Shutterstock
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
French President Emmanuel Macron (C) reacts as Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and FIFA President Gianni Infantino (2-L) watch during the FIFA World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, 15 July 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris lifts the FIFA World Cup trophy surrounded by his teammates, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia – 15 Jul 2018. Photo by Kieran Mcmanus/BPI/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Irina Shayk on the runway during the Philipp Plein show, Fall Winter 2018, New York Fashion Week, USA – 10 Feb 2018. Photo by WWD/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Stormy Daniels arrives at federal court in New York, to attend a court hearing where a federal judge is considering how to review materials that the FBI seized from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer to determine whether they should be protected by attorney-client privilege, New York, USA – 16 Apr 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Rescue personnel perform a search in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. Tropical Weather Florida, Mexico Beach, USA – 11 Oct 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Amal Clooney and George Clooney at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala, Los Angeles, USA – 07 Jun 2018. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
A resident uses a boat to pull her boxer dog in the middle of a flooded street by the waters of the Seine river in Villennes-sur-Seine, west of Paris, France, 30 January 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Underwater scenic at the Tahiti Pro 2018. 2018 Tahiti Pro Teahupoo, Tahiti, French Polynesia – 13 Aug 2018. Photo by Damien Poullenot/WSL/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (2nd L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-In (2nd R) raise each other’s hand atop Mount Paekdu, northeast of Pyongyang, North Korea as the South’s first lady Kim Jung-Sook (R) and the North’s first lady Ri Sol-ju look on, Pyongang, North Korea – 20 Sep 2018. Photo by Aflo/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, 28 Aug 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
One hundred cutouts depicting CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg wearing a t-shirt that reads “fix fakebook” are placed on the East Front of the US Capitol by a global activist group named AVAAZ in Washington, DC, USA, 10 April 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Beyonce and Jay-Z in concert, On The Run II Tour, Houston, USA – 16 Sep 2018. Photo by Photo by Parkwood/PictureGroup/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May performs a few dance moves as she arrives to address the delegates on the third day of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, 03 October 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Camila Cabello poses with her awards after the MTV Video Music Awards, New York, USA – 20 Aug 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Members of the caravan of Central American migrants climb the border wall in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, 13 November 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Janelle Monae in concert, Fillmore, Miami Beach, USA – 27 Jul 2018. Photo by MediaPunch/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
A damaged mosque near the Talise beach in Palu city, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, 02 October 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Actor Chadwick Boseman poses for a portrait in New York to promote his film, Black Panther, New York, USA – 14 Feb 2018. Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ceremony, St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK – 19 May 2018. Photo by Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before testifying the Senate Judiciary Committee with her attorneys Debra Katz and Michael Bromwich, Washington DC, USA – 27 Sep 2018. Photo by Pool via CNP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Travis Pastrana jumps the fountain at Caesars Palace on a motorcycle, in Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA – 08 Jul 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Serena Williams in action during her straight sets win over Julia Goerges from Germany at the French Open Tennis Championships, Roland Garros, Paris, France – 02 June 2018. Photo by Dave Shopland/BPI/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Protestors are detained as they demonstrate against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 04 October 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, and Emily Blunt on the red carpet for the A Quiet Place film premiere, New York, USA – 02 Apr 2018. Photo by Andrew H Walker/Variety/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Supporters watch as Air Force One lands outside the hanger where they wait for President Donald Trump to speak at a rally, in Pensacola, Fla, 03 Nov 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Ana Maria Archila who said she is a survivor of a sexual assault confronts Republican Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake in an elevator after Flake announced that he vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 28 September 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Adriana Lima on the runway during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Runway, New York, USA – 08 Nov 2018. Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
A group of children hold an American flag as the motorcade of President Donald Trump passes on the way to visit a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires, in Chico, Calif. Trump, Chico, USA – 17 Nov 2018. Photo by Evan Vucci/AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is running as the Democratic nominee for New York’s 14th congressional district, talks with reporters after casting her ballot in the 2018 midterm general election at a polling site in the Bronx, New York, USA, 06 November 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
United States President Donald J. Trump adjusts his hair as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, USA – 23 Feb 2018. Photo by Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
US President Donald J. Trump announces Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, as his spouse Ashley Estes Kavanaugh and their children look on, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 09 July 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Roger Bloxberg and his wife Anne hug as they watch a wildfire on a hill top near their home, in West Hills, Calif. California Wildfires, West Hills, USA – 09 Nov 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Taylor Swift performs during the Reputation Stadium Tour opener at University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Ariz., USA – 08 May 2018. Photo by Invision/AP/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Claire Foy poses for a photographs during the The Girl in the Spider’s Web press conference, Barcelona, Spain – 12 Jun 2018. Photo by Sundholm Magnus/Action Press/Shutterstock.
Gigi Hadid, Brandon Maxwell show, Spring Summer 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA – 08 Sep 2018. Photo by Gregory Pace/Shutterstock 

The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Lady Gaga on the red carpet at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, Arrivals, New York, USA – 28 Jan 2018. Wearing Armani Prive. Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
A mother comes to collect her child who was playing near to Pope Francis, 28 Nov 2018. Photo by Pierpaolo Scavuzzo/AGF/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Bill Murray in the audience during the Opening Ceremony – 68th Berlin Film Festival, Germany – 15 Feb 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Naomi Osaka celebrates her victory in the women’s final and hides her emotions during the presentation and Serena Williams comforts her, USTA National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, New York, USA – 08 Sep 2018. Photo by Juergen Hasenkopf/BPI/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
US President Donald J. Trump talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a family photo in front of the Arcades du Cinquantenaire at a NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, 11 July 2018. Photo by EPA-EFE/Shutterstock.
The Best of 2018: 75 Photos Illuminate the Top Stories and Personalities of the Year
Myanmar’s Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, releases a white dove as she is celebrated her birthday with members of her National League for Democracy party at the parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 19 Jun 2018. Photo by AP/Shutterstock.