Photo Essays

Phil Stern: Classic Hollywood Portraits

The 60-year career enjoyed by Phil Stern, who turns 95 on Sept. 6, is one of the most varied and downright extraordinary of any 20th century photographer. Awards...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Africa's AIDS Crisis

Photographer Tom Stoddart documents the fight against the disease in in sub-Saharan Africa, where AIDS kills 6,500 every day, leaving millions of children...

Africa Under Water

Torrential rains and floods have swept over East and West Africa in recent weeks, destroying homes and schools and washing away crops and livestock. Aid agencies...

Zimbabwe Youth Escaping to South Africa

As the world watches — and descends upon — South Africa for the World Cup, thousands of Zimbabwean children have risked their lives crossing the border. Not so...

China Goes to Africa

In the last decade, trade between China and Africa has mushroomed to over $106 billion. In his new book, "La Chinafrique" photographer Paolo Woods explores how...