It’s the end of the year and rather than ANOTHERBest Of” list, I thought I would just list all good about photography in 2013 , and maybe also just some things I liked (in no particular order). Here we go:

All my clients and true friends, you’ve taught me and sustained me through another year.

Being invited to the Roberto Mata Teller de Fotografia in Caracas, Venezuela with the incredible Janette Beckman to work with their students

Harpers Publisher John R. MacArthur’s letter taking a stand against publishing free writing and photography on the web

The Libération newspaper publishing an image-free edition in support of photographers , published at the opening of Paris Photo

Ernest Shackleton‘s 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party century-old photo negatives found in Antarctic hut

Daniel Morel is victorious over AFP and Getty stealing his photos of the Haitian earthquake.

Being invited to speak at SVA. Being invited to teach at SVA.

Photoville was a spectacular success, and tons of fun, featuring outstanding photography

Photoville Panel: Personal Projects, Long-term Commitment moderated with Julie Grahame, and featuring Manjari Sharma, Douglas Ljungkvist, and me appearing as Isa Leshko

FlashForward Festival in Boston

FlashForward Panel: Portfolio Reviews: Should I Go? What Should I Know? with Rania Matar, Isa Leshko, and Charles Guice

Bill Eppridge: 50 Years in Photojournalism at the Palm Beach Photographic Center. My review here

Helping to curate “Rising Waters” at the Museum of the City of New York. And the exhibit itself.

Prints given to me by Mimi Ko, Landon Nordeman, Joseph Squillante and Jason Florio

Fraction 2012 Yearbook

Appearing in a Kelby Training video with photographer Zack Arias. The response has been wonderful.

The Rain Room at MOMA (thanks Sheri Lyn Behr for taking me)

That each year there are more wonderful photography documentaries shown at DOCNYC. This year I loved Things Left Behind (the work of Ishiuchi Miyako). Read my review here, and 20 Feet From Stardom (I know, not about photography, but great!)

These books:

The New Yorkers, Robert Herman

(Afghanistan 2012), Giles Duley

Afghanistan, Robert Nicklesberg

Living With Epilepsy, Jim Mortram

#Sandy, iPhone photos of Hurricane Sandy

The Rockaways, Gilles Peress‘ free book of Hurricane Sandy

This is the Day, Leonard Freed

Respecting My Elders, Ellen Wallenstein

From the Edge of the World: California Punk 1977-81, Ruby Ray–CD included!

The Specials at Pier 26!

Diana Nyad, the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida after  years and years of trying.

God Made a Farmer ad campaign

NASA‘s incredible photos from space. And Carolyn Porco, head of imaging science for the Cassini spacecraft, which is currently in orbit around Saturn, sends back these stunning images

The possibilities for drone photography

Darshan, Manjari Sharma‘s exceptional images and the environment created at ClampArt

Bricks, David Pace‘s work from Burkina Faso at 511 Gallery

Across the Ravaged Land, Nick Brandt‘s deeply moving images at Hasted Kraeutler

Carpoolers, Alejandro Cartegena at UPI

Mangaland: A Tokyo Retrospective, James Whitlow Delano at Sous Les Etoiles

And two fantastic shows at Steven Kasher: Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History From the Associated Press, and National Geographic: The Past and Future Present

For others who weighed in, the Vivian Maier shows at Howard Greenberg and the Photo Center Northwest, Gary Winogrand at SFMOMA, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, “Hustlers” at David Zwirner, David Zimmerman‘s “One Voice” at Sous Les Etoiles, Allen Frame at Gitterman, Simon Roberts at Klompching, Pieter Hugo‘s “Kin” at Yossi Milo, Edward BurtynskyWaterContemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, open galleries on Lenscratch, and great work on aCurator.

Going with my nephew to see the one, the only Mariano Rivera for the last time as the Yankees beat the Rangers with a walk-off homerun by Ichiro Suzuki. Thrilling!

And finally, something that should give us all hope: Newsstand sales of tabloid magazines are down in what publishers are blaming on “Kardashian fatigue.”