Best feature pictures of 2017

Two children getting caught in a heavy downpour. A mobile mini provision shop owner making his last rounds as he heads for retirement after 55 years. In this age of selfies, wefies and Instagram, the memorable and poignant portraits on these pages show the amazing work of photographers and their cameras in capturing the faces and places of everyday Singapore. The Straits Times picture desk susses out the year's best local feature pictures.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 25, 2017, with the headline 'Best feature pictures of 2017'. Print Edition | Subscribe