2021, Vol.7 No.2 The cover picture shows factors critical for the production of organic NIR photodetectors capable of detecting NIR light beyond 1000 nm. At the heart of the problem is the challenge of producing conjugated materials that effectively combine sufficiently low bandgaps (Eg< 1.1 eV), appropriate frontier orbital energies, suitable solubility, and good film formation properties. Although a wealth of polymers and small molecules have been reported and investigated, there are currently only nine materials that provide devices capable of detection beyond 1200 nm. The history, current progress, and future challenges of producing organic photodetectors able to access the deeper portion of the NIR spectrum is reviewed in this report. More details are discussed in the article by Rasmussenet al.on page 200019.