Photo Essays

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

The best space machines reveal their purpose with a single glance. The gangly, leggy lunar module could only have been a crude contraption designed to land on...

Meet the Women Taking the Battle to ISIS

A colorful scarf is all that is left of Cicek Derek, who was 17 when she died a few months ago in the besieged city of Kobani, Syria, where her compatriots were...

Take a Walk Through the Streets of Cuba

Cuba has light. Cuba has shadow. Cuba has decaying colonial grandeur. But what really matters is that Cuba has Cubans. Almost any place in the Caribbean contains...

See the Real Side of China’s Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is one of the world’s most popular destinations in Asia. Referred, in the country, as “The Thousand-Mile-Long Wall,” the site was once...

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2014

There are more people than ever on Earth, but never have we been this connected with each other. Photography plays a large role, with the still image continuing...

Joe Kittinger: The Man Who Fell to Earth

On August 16, 1960, 32-year-old U.S. Air Force Capt. Joe Kittinger ascended in a helium-balloon-tethered gondola to 102,800 feet (roughly 19 miles) above the...