As we start a new year, I’m taking a look back at 2018 and sharing my favorite images. It was an amazing year, and I’m continually reminded of how lucky I am to make a living taking pictures. I’ve gone through everything I shot over the past 12 months, and narrowed it down to 25 photographs. They are presented here in chronological order, and include sports, political assignments and personal stories, as well as a few previously unpublished images from my personal and commercial work. Where possible, links are provided.
It was another year of working with some of the country’s leading publications and organizations — including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Players’ Tribune, Atlanta United, and Sports Illustrated — covering stories and sporting events throughout the Southeast. But perhaps 2018’s biggest highlight came in July when I was contracted as the Atlanta Braves team photographer. I’m beyond humbled and grateful for such an opportunity, and I can’t wait for the 2019 season! I am so thankful to all the editors, creative directors and assistants who help make all this possible. Without you all, none of this exists.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.
Top image: Atlanta Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki tags Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp out at home during NLDS Game 3 at SunTrust Park on Oct. 7, 2018. The Braves won Game 3, but lost the series in Game 4. Photographed for the Atlanta Braves.
Kevin D. Liles is a documentary and commercial photographer based in Atlanta with a special interest in covering issues, politics, and sports in the South. You can see more of his work here: kevindliles.com