10 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.

Twenty years after 9/11, we spoke with fifteen photographers and photo editors about what covering that day was like, and the iconic images that were made that day. We looked at the first day of school around the country, and how students, teachers and parents are navigating the new normal.

Photographer Enda Burke's photographs of the theater of a family in lockdown will make you grateful for your own weird brood. We spoke with photographer Johnny Cirillo of the beloved @watchingnewyork about style, Bill Cunningham, and seeking out the unexpected. And if you love college football, we rounded up some of the best college sports photographers to follow on Instagram as the season starts.

Reporter Pierre-Antoine Louis profiled photographer Jeffrey Henson Scales, who recently found 40 rolls of undeveloped film from when he was a teenager — images of the Black Panther Party, Jimi Hendrix, and student protests that captured major moments of the 1960s. The Atlantic covered the eerie, dinosaur wasteland of an abandoned theme park in Ankara, Turkey, and NPR covers the Smithsonian's purchase of rare, antique portraits by Black photographers. Tabitha Soren's photographs capture the strange, fluid meeting of our human bodies and senses and the coldness of technology in her new book, Surface Tension, which is also a show at the Mills College Art Museum which opens September 18.

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"Incredible Stories Behind Of Some Of The Most Iconic Images From 9/11" — BuzzFeed News

"Picturing the Humanity and Dread of the Infinite Scroll" — The New Yorker

"Meet The Street Photographer Who Chronicles New York City’s Evolving Style" — BuzzFeed News

"How a Surprise Discovery of Photographs From the 1960s Meets the Moment" — The New York Times

"These Photos Show What The First Day Of School Looks Like Across The Country" — BuzzFeed News

"Smithsonian Acquires Rare Antique Portraits By First Black Photographers" — NPR

"Wonderland Abandoned: The Swift Fall of “Europe’s Biggest Theme Park”" — The Atlantic

"If You Love College Football You Should Follow These Photographers On Instagram" — BuzzFeed News

"Photographer Enda Burke and the theatre of family lockdown" — The Guardian

"In Tahiti, Women Are Rocking The Boat" — National Geographic

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