Photo Essays

How to Save Elephants

In a bid last week to show his country’s commitment to curbing the multibillion-dollar-a-year illegal ivory trade, Chadian President Idriss Déby set aflame a...

John Dominis: Photographer Spotlight

[NOTE: John Dominis, one of LIFE magazine's most versatile staff photographers and one of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th century, died on...

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

More than ever, photography has become the predominant means for us to communicate. An absolutely astounding number of pictures are shared every single day —...

The Africa Cup of Nations

We look back at the action from Africa's most prestigious sporting event, the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, held this year in Ghana

Keeping Africa's Deserts at Bay

Fed by drought, Africa's deserts are spreading, bringing with them hunger, disease and conflict. Can new innovations keep the desert from...

South Africa, Fifteen Years On

Photographer Benedicte Kurzen explores the state of the nation — from the wealthy malls of Johannesburg to the mud huts of the Eastern Cape — as South Africa...

LIFE in the Korean War: Classic Photos

Few people have lived as long, as varied and as complete a life as David Douglas Duncan. And certainly no photographers ever enjoyed a longer, more varied or...

Pope Benedict XVI Visits Africa

The Pope makes his first visit to the African continent, where the faith is fervent and the Pope always popular. The trip was seen as a chance for Benedict to...