Photo gallery: our pictures of the year 2017
The staff photographers of The Forum selected, cropped, toned and captioned more than 5,000 photos for publication in 2017. Of these, we selected some of our favorites and reproduced them here.
Sometimes our tastes align with the biggest news stories of the year, but usually they are quieter moments that we find personally rewarding. Very often, what we treasure the most is capturing ordinary moments in an extraordinary way.
But images are meant to be seen. We hope you enjoy them again because they would not exist but for our readers. You are the reason they were made.
1/23: A woman exhales cigarette smoke in Fargo while waiting for a bus on her way to work. Forum file photo