protest's editor in chief and co-owner Tres Savage covering the nationwide women's protest march Jan. 21 in Oklahoma City. (Doug Hill)

This photo essay installment is a look back at a baker’s dozen images from 2017. There’s a photo from each month, but there’s no overriding theme in this collection — except that that the year started and ended with protest rallies.

January’s Women’s March in Oklahoma City was our contribution to protests staged worldwide. In December, protesters against then-University of Oklahoma regent Kirk Humphreys undoubtedly helped lead to his resignation after he made statements outraging the LGBTQ community and allies.

Other photos are from road trips to Kansas City and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Several shots depict arts functions in Norman. 2017 was a good year for photographing interesting people and places. I look forward to capturing what lies ahead in 2018.

Doug Hill earned a double-major undergraduate degree in English and East Asian Studies from the University of Kansas and a master's in human relations from the University of Oklahoma. He's been a freelance journalist and photographer in central Oklahoma since 1997.