10 Incredible Photo Stories You Absolutely Can’t Miss

Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the web.

William Callan for BuzzFeed News
William Callan for BuzzFeed News

It’s amazing the parade of talent that showed up to our SXSW photo booth. It's also amazing the level of patience and creativity that photographer William Callan brought to the booth — 67 portraits in a single space is not for the faint of heart, but the results are super fun.

—Kate Bubacz, senior photo editor, BuzzFeed News

2. "33 Outrageous Pictures of Shopping Malls During the ’90s" — BuzzFeed News

3. "Unseen Apollo" — Time

APOLLO VII—XVII/NASA
APOLLO VII—XVII/NASA

Time does a great job presenting some of the NASA Apollo outtakes in this post, looking at why the images were excluded in favor of the more famous counterparts. In some ways I like the these better, the fuckups and one-offs and not-quites — the imperfections make the intangibility of space seem more real when viewed through the lens of human fallibility.

—K.B.

4. "Photographs From the World’s Largest Human Decomposition Center" — Hyperallergic

5. "This Photographer Captured People’s Lives Through Their Hands" — PetaPixel

Public Domain
Public Domain

For many Americans, the aftermath of 9/11 left us with more questions than answers. Today, the events that transpired that morning still evoke feelings of horror and confusion as we continue to make sense of such a horrendous act of violence. These pictures, re-released by the FBI this past week, provide a firsthand account of the destruction at the Pentagon that left 184 dead. The images appear clerical and eerily silent, offering an unadulterated perspective of 9/11 first responders.

—G.H.S.

7. "150 Years Ago Today, the US Bought Alaska From Russia for $7.2 Million" — Atlantic

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson

Alex Thompson’s work reveals the complexity of environmental issues in the American West. The essay looks closely at how land rights and mineral rights have been split in Wyoming, leaving residents at the mercy of the federal government and mining companies' decisions. This loss of autonomy highlights the frustrating struggle to balance jobs, land, and pollution.

—K.B.

9. "Return From the Jungle" — The Intercept

10. "25 of the Most Powerful Photos of This Week" — BuzzFeed News