7 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’s BuzzFeed News photo stories offer historical context for the world we live in.

First up: A new exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles shows how walls have long been used as tools for sowing division and perpetuating ideologies.. This is followed by a visit to the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where photographer Henry Chalfant takes us back to the ’70s to witness the birth of hip-hop and street art.

Lisette Poole takes us on an incredibly hard journey from Cuba to the United States, and Ari Fitz breaks the perception of what pregnancy should look like with her insightful series.

We end with former BuzzFeed News reporter Mike Giglio and the photographers who accompanied him in the field as he reported on the Kurds in their fight against ISIS, and a look at the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis, the most powerful tropical cyclone to hit Japan in a generation.

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These are the pictures that caught our eye and kept us thinking.

"These Powerful Pictures Show the Emotional and Political Impact of Walls" — BuzzFeed News

Carol Guzy / the Washington Post via the Annenberg Space for Photography

"Photos of a Butch Woman Challenge What Pregnancy Should Look Like" — Refinery29

Ari Fitz / Refinery29

"Here's How NYC Kids in the ’70s Changed American Culture Forever" — BuzzFeed News

Henry Chalfant / Artists Rights Society / Eric Firestone Gallery

"The Kurds Saved the US From ISIS. This Is How It All Began." — BuzzFeed News

Ayman Oghanna for BuzzFeed News

"Scenes From the Aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan" — the Atlantic

Kim Kyung Hoon / Reuters

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

Carlos Jasso / Reuters