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.

With less than one week to go before the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, we're looking ahead to the long weekend. This week, we spoke with photographer David Maisel about his aerial photographs of damaged and altered environments. We also had the pleasure of speaking with Ming Smith about her decades of photography in New York and with the Kamoinge Workshop. Dina Litovsky photographed kids getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Poupay Jutharat, a Bangkok-born and New York–based street photographer with a truly unique eye, gave an interview to It's Nice That about her work. And Adam Perez photographed a deaf football team in California who are no longer finding themselves the underdogs. We looked back on the career of Tom Stoddart, a photojournalist for many decades who died earlier this month, and Lauren Moya Ford wrote about Mitch Epstein's new book looking at Donald Trump's America. In Russia, Maxim Shemetov follows a father and son who are brainstorming how to slow the thaw of the Russian tundra in Siberia.

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"These Beautiful Photos Show the Horrific Legacy of Humans" — BuzzFeed News

Tailings Pond 14, Vicinity of Pedro de Valdivia, Atacama, Chile

"Meet Poupay, the Photographer Who’s Got Sarcasm in Her Veins" — It's Nice That

Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet, Umbrella (showing a woman's bare crossed legs emerging from underneath a flower-decorated umbrella

"She Took Photos of New York Culture for Decades. Now She’s Getting Her Due." — BuzzFeed News

A self-portrait of the artist Ming Smith with a Canon camera in front of a floral wallpaper background

"Underdog No More, a Deaf Football Team Takes California by Storm" — The New York Times

Wide receiver Joshua Cypert confers with defensive tackle Xavier Gamboa during a game

"'It Just Hurts a Little Bit, and It Helps You': New York City Kids on Getting Vaxxed" — The New Yorker

A little girl sits on a chair with a bandage on her left upper arm

"Berlin Wall to Blair’s Battlebus — Tom Stoddart’s Career in Pictures" — The Guardian

Tom Stoddart in Serbia while on assignment for the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA

"A Father and Son's Ice Age Plot to Slow Siberian Thaw" — Reuters

A man in an olive green jacket and pants sits on a fallen tree and smokes a cigarette

"A Gut-Wrenching but Graceful Photo Project on Trump’s America" — Hyperallergic

Mitch Epstein, "Ashton Clatterbuck, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania," showing a young man standing and embracing a tree trunk

"25 Amazing Journeys for 2022" — National Geographic

Adventurers tackle North America’s highest via ferrata, or iron way, at Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

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