Photo Essay


The Photos That Captured the 2010s

Over the past decade, major changes have taken place at Harvard, and The Crimson's photographers have been on the scene to document everything from the return of ROTC to campus to strikes led by dining hall workers and later graduate student workers calling for higher wages. The Crimson's Multimedia staff reflects on some of most important stories of the past decade told through photos.


In Photos: The 136th Game

In a double-overtime thriller, No. 24/25 Yale defeated Harvard in the 136th rendition of The Game, 50-43. With the victory, the Bulldogs claimed a half-share of the Ivy League title, sharing the crown with Dartmouth. En route to earn the victory, Yale (9-1, 6-1 Ivy) overcame a 19-point deficit, with 17 consecutive points in the fourth quarter alone.


In Photos: Harvard-Yale Divest Protest

Hundreds of protesters flooded onto the field to call on Harvard and Yale to divest their endowments from fossil fuels and Puerto Rican debt. The protest lasted about half-an-hour, and game play was delayed by 48 minutes.


In Photos: Boston Climate Strike 2019

On Sept. 20, more than four million protesters took part in a global demonstration to call attention to climate change. Divest Harvard — an organization advocating for the University to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry — organized a rally in Science Center Plaza. Harvard affiliates and students from nearby schools gathered on campus before joining a larger rally at Boston City Hall Plaza.


In Photos: Boston Dragon Boat Festival 2019

Boston’s annual Dragon Boat Festival took over the Charles River once again for its fortieth anniversary, drawing over 30,000 people to Cambridge for a day filled with food, festivities, and fun.


In Photos: Boston Calling Music Festival 2019

Thousands of concert-goers swarmed the Harvard Athletic Stadium across the Charles River for the 10th annual Boston Calling Music Festival from May 24 to 26. The three-day event featured performances from over 50 different artists of different genres — from rapper Travis Scott to lo-fi recording artist Clairo.


Marathon Monday in Photos

Thousands of runners from every background crossed the finish line of the 123rd Boston Marathon which is held annually on Patriots Day, the third Monday of April. The sprinkle of rain towards the end of the day greeted each runner with a cooling finish to the 26.2 miles they had just conquered.


In Photos: Yardfest 2019

On Sunday afternoon, students gathered in Tercentenary Theater for the College Events Board’s annual outdoor music festival Yardfest. The College made a series of changes to the event this year, including moving it from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon and instituting no-guest and no-re-entry policies.


In Photos: Harvard Square at Night

When the tourists go away, what’s here to stay? After the sun sets in Harvard Square, students and locals alike partake in a colorful culture of nightlife, ranging from playing games to partying to studying.


In Photos: Cultural Rhythms 2019

The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations held its 34th Cultural Rhythms Festival honoring Janet Mock, an acclaimed writer, producer, director, and transgender rights advocate as the Artist of The Year on Saturday.


In Photos: Lunar New Year 2019

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England hosted Boston’s 2019 Lion Dance Parade Jan. 27 to celebrate the Year of the Pig. The parade featured ten local lion dance troupes, including the Wah Lum Kung Fu Athletic Association, the Boston Chinese Free Masons Athletic Club, and the Calvin Chin Martial Arts Academy.


In Photos: Bryce Dallas Howard, Hasty Pudding's Woman of The Year

Bryce Dallas Howard braved the frigid temperatures as she waved to on lookers during the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Parade, which was followed by a roast inside Farkas Hall. The actress, producer, and director was joined by members of The Hasty Pudding Theatrics dressed in colorful outfits as they danced through the streets.


In Photos: Billie Eilish in Concert

Young, viral sensation Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell — the American singer and songwriter known to her fans as Billie Eilish — held a concert at the House of Blues in Boston on Nov. 2, 2018. Relive the evening in photos.


In Photos: The 119th Annual Harvard-Yale Football Concert

The night before the 135th playing of The Game — as football players for both Harvard and Yale prepared to do battle on the gridiron — student singers took the historic rivalry to the stage. Relive the evening in photos.


In Photos: Novo Amor in Concert

Welsh multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ali Lacey, better known as “Novo Amor,” took to the stage at The Sinclair in Harvard Square on Nov. 17. Cambridge was the fourth stop in Novo Amor’s sold-out North American tour for his debut solo record “Birthplace.”


In Photos: Harvard Students Head to Court to Support Peers Testifying in the Admissions Trial

The students boarded the subway with a mission. "I would really hate for affirmative action to be eliminated," Daniel Lu '20 (right) said. "So I think it's really important for us to support our peers that are testifying and putting themselves out there."


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