Few will forget the past year. But now we celebrate the festivities of the solstice and, for those with a Gregorian calendar, the promise of a new year. Here are a dozen photographs to mark the twelve days of the holiday season. They look beyond the events of the past twelve months, refracting impressions of Christmas and the New Year through the kaleidoscopic lens of artists from Asia, the Americas, Europe and Oceania. We begin with the first frost of a Belgian winter and end deep in the forests of Patagonia.
Enjoy the ride!