Tilda Swinton, for the feature "Tilda," December 19, 2011. Oscar winner. Fashion muse. Scottish blue blood. Highland tramper. A dispatch from Planet Swinton.
Katerina Patrikarakou in Lardikou, Greece, for the article "The Protester," December 26, 2011. Once upon a time, when major news events were chronicled strictly by professionals and printed on paper or transmitted through the air by the few for the masses, protesters were prime makers of history. Back then, when citizens multitudes took to the streets without weapons to declare themselves opposed, it was the very definition of news—vivid, important, often consequential. In the 1960s in America they marched for civil rights and against the Vietnam War; in the '70's, they rose up in Iran and Portugal; in the '80's, they spoke out against nuclear weapons in the U.S.