9 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World

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

This week the nation said goodbye to Rep. John Lewis — a monumental figure of the Civil Rights era and a politician known by his colleagues as the "conscience of Congress." Our first photo story this week shows how people across the country paid their respects to Lewis before he was laid to rest on Thursday at the South-View Cemetery in Atlanta.

From there we spotlight the work of photographers Callaghan O'Hare and Jonah Markowitz, both telling the stories of essential and medical workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. A new exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center draws parallels between the pandemic and the looming threat of climate change, while photographer Joel Meyerowitz and the PHmuseum offer up invaluable motivation for staying inspired and creative during time spent in quarantine. Photographer Tyler Mitchell shares a fascinating conversation with his contemporary Ryan McGinley, and we end on a lighthearted look at how professional baseball mascots are keeping busy as sports cautiously start back up.

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"Emotional Photos Show How People Paid Their Respects to Civil Rights Icon John Lewis" — BuzzFeed News

"'I Cannot Save Everybody': Houston Doctor Fights Newest COVID-19 Surge" — Reuters

"Transit Workers Were N.Y.C.’s Pandemic Lifeline. These 3 Paid a Price." — The New York Times

"A New Exhibition Captures the Stark Reality of Climate Change" — BuzzFeed News

"13 of the Most Iconic Pictures From the History of Street Photography" — BuzzFeed News

"22 Incredible Photos That You Will Not Believe Were Taken on a Phone" — BuzzFeed News

"Tyler Mitchell in Conversation With Ryan McGinley" — AnOther Magazine

"These Photos of Lonely Baseball Mascots in Empty Stadiums Are a Whole Mood" — BuzzFeed News

"24 of the Most Powerful Photos of This Week" — BuzzFeed News