© Dennis Church
The super-saturated color photographs by Dennis Church were one of our most pleasant discoveries this year — even though some of them date back to the 1970s. These photographs capture color, light and an emotional vibration of American life from the 1970s to the present. Each image compresses a lot of visual information into a flattened plane. The more time you spend with any of these pictures, you may be surprised at the tiny details that break through the clutter to make each photograph especially delightful. See lots more in LensCulture.