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.

Please don't ask me how my New Year's resolutions are going — that's my only request this week. I'm still feeling cautiously optimistic about the new year — emphasis on “cautious.” We lost some greats in the first month, among them iconic Vogue editor André Leon Talley, whose life in fashion we looked back on in photos. After Pantone declared Very Peri to be their color of the year in their color trend forecast, we had a lot of fun trying to figure out what counts as periwinkle and looking for inspiration in old photos. Photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek shared his annual 2022 calendar with amazing photos of dogs for each month. Matias Delacroix photographed the migrants who go to Chile searching for a better life.

The Guardian looked at Ajamu X's book and incredibly intimate and beautiful self-portraits, while American Photography examined a selfie pioneer, the Countess of Castiglione. And Tema Stauffer photographed the real places that inspired Southern fiction, from William Faulkner to Eudora Welty and Alice Walker.

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"Congrats to Periwinkle for Overcoming the Name Periwinkle to Become Pantone's Color of the Year" — BuzzFeed News

Madonna dances in front of a blue screen in 1998 and Anna Paquin poses with the 1993 Oscar she received for Best Supporting Actress

"Vogue's André Leon Talley Was a Fashion Icon. Here Are His Looks Through the Decades." — BuzzFeed News

Talley, wearing a long, multicolored robe, stands with his arms crossed in front of many trees at his home in White Plains in 2018

"Migrants Seek Better Life in Chile" — Associated Press

People carrying luggage and other belongings walk past a small stream of water amid a barren landscape

"If Dogs Were People, This Is What They’d Do" — Feature Shoot

A dog seated on a chair appears to be holding a paint palette and a brush

"The Real Places That Gave Rise to Southern Fictions" — The New Yorker

“William Faulkner’s Kitchen Curtains, Rowan Oak, Oxford, Mississippi, 2018”: an interior of a kitchen with curtains tied together

"What We're Reading: The Eternal Beauty and Mystery of the Countess of Castiglione, Photo Pioneer" — American Photography

Virginia Oldoïni, Countess of Castiglione, seated and wearing a wide gown, gazing at herself in a small hand-held mirror

"Black, Queer, and Visible: Ajamu’s Intimate Images — in Pictures" — The Guardian

"Self-Portrait on Chez Lounge, 1998": The artist lies on his side, resting his hand on his long-gloved hand, on a chaise longue wearing fishnet stockings and heels only

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