Photo Essays

LIFE Rides With the Hells Angels, 1965

From Jesse James and Butch Cassidy to Scarface and Tony Soprano, outlaws have always held a singularly ambiguous place in America’s popular imagination: we fear...

The Art of Photographing a Famous Pig

Most people who spend time studying the relative intelligence of animals will readily admit that pigs are among the smartest of our mammalian cousins...

LIFE Goes to a Cat Show, 1952

During National Cat Week in November 1952, Los Angeles hosted more than 300 felines and their owners from all over the country for America’s biggest cat show of...

Elephant Statues Covered in India

A decision by the country's election commission blankets hundreds of politically themed statues in Uttar Pradesh with pink and yellow tarps