8 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 was a tricky one. While some of us may be tempted to exhale after Georgia reaffirmed Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election, we are entering a holiday week unlike any we've known before: The coronavirus is surging worldwide, and the United States has marked the grim milestone of 250,000 deaths.

In the midst of it all, we were able to tear ourselves away from the news long enough to marvel at a few things across the internet. Photographer Alec Soth spent this year communicating about art and society with an inmate in a Minnesota prison, the only picture of Neil Armstrong on the moon is now up for auction, and the New York Times spoke to countless immigrants who have been put out of work by the coronavirus pandemic but are trying to make a living as street vendors.

We also looked at photographer Pieter Hugo on his family in lockdown, and Alessandra Sanguinetti's new book on two cousins in the Argentine countryside navigating girlhood and adulthood. For It's Nice That, photographer Max Miechowski drove around the English coastline in a rented car, capturing images that reflected his memories of visiting these places as a child. And of course, the week wouldn't be complete without a look at Princess Diana's legacy on The Crown.

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"These Are the Life Lessons an Inmate Said He Learned From Photography" — BuzzFeed News

An arm wearing a watch in front of a list of names written in chalk on the street
Alec Soth / Magnum Photos

"No Papers, No Jobs: The New Street Vendors of Queens" — New York Times

A woman arranging vegetables underneath a brightly colored umbrella underneath the an elevated subway platform in New York.
Juan Arredondo for The New York Times

"Pieter Hugo Photographs His Two Children in Lockdown" — i-D

A small child wearing pajamas and angel wings crouching down in from of a hedge
Pieter Hugo

"In A Big Fat Sky, Max Miechowski Documents the 'Subtle Complexities of Life' along the British East Coast" — It's Nice That

A woman in black and a man in a white sweatshirt stand next to colorful carnival equipment on the beach.
Max Miechowski

"Photographing the Fluid Space Between Teenage Years and Adulthood" — AnOther Magazine

A girl in a striped shirt and pink romper walks through a field under a blue sky
Alessandra Sanguinetti / Magnum Photos

"Rare NASA Photos Up for Auction, Including the Only Photograph of Neil Armstrong on the Moon" — CNN

An astronaut on the moon.
Buzz Aldrin/Christie's

11 Pictures of Princess Diana and Emma Corrin From The Crown That Are Honestly Hard to Tell Apart — BuzzFeed News

Actors playing Prince Charles, Prince William, and Princess DIana
Des Willie / Des Willie/Netflix