Photo Essays

See the Worst Place to Breathe in America

If you think about smog, you’re probably picturing a major city like Los Angeles, where in the 1960’s and 70’s the air was so bad that smog alerts telling people...

Twiggy: Rare Photos of a Sixties Icon

London in the late-1960s was as central to the look and feel of that fabled era as any place on earth. The music that emerged from England (the Beatles, the...

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...

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...

Swimsuit Issue: The LIFE Edition

Every February, in the very depths of winter, Sports Illustrated unveils its storied swimsuit issue. And when that issue comes out, the media — print, online,...

Wildfires Ravage California Coast

Authorities on Thursday battled fast-moving flames devouring thousands of acres of brush and threatening hundreds of homes along the Pacific Coast Highway in...