17 Of The Biggest Photo Stories From 2019

From visual perspectives on current events to historical images that inform the present, here's a look back at some of the most powerful photo stories that we published this year.

These Before and After Pictures Will Challenge Your View of the World

Justin Bettman

Here's What It's Like for a Woman to Serve Life in Prison

Sara Bennett

19 Pictures From Inside New York City’s Underground Gun Club

OK McLausland for BuzzFeed News

These Photos Show the Casual Racism of Everyday Objects

Andrew Seng

Here's What Punk Rock Looks Like Today

Arvin Temkar

13 Emotional Pictures From the Perspective of Young Black Women

Nydia Blas

What Earth Looked Like During the Hottest Month Ever

Patricia De Melo Moreira / AFP / Getty Images

There Is a New Way to See Climate Change

Lucas Jackson / Reuters

A Look at Just How Miserable Woodstock Really Was

Bill Eppridge / Getty Images

Here's What Kids Eat Every Day Around the World

Gregg Segal

Harrowing Photos Show the Brave 9/11 First Responders in Action

New York Daily News Archive / Getty Images

These Pictures Show the Barbaric Inhumanity of Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Sovfoto / Getty Images

Haunting Pictures Show How Chernobyl Has Aged Over the Years

David McMillan

See Just How Much Coachella Has Changed

Tim Mosenfelder / Getty Images

These Beautiful Pictures Will Redefine Your Expectations of Gender

Soraya Zaman

18 Women in Kabul Talk About the Taliban

Kiana Hayeri for BuzzFeed News

11 Pictures That Perfectly Capture the American Experience

Star Montana