Photo Essays

Smoke Signals: The Original Status Update

Habemus Papam! Crowds in St Peter’s Square rejoiced today after the 115 cardinals sequestered in the Vatican finally chose the Catholic Church’s new Supreme...

Gang of New York: The Reapers, 1972

Forty years ago this week, LIFE magazine published an intimate and, for the time, remarkably even-handed article on the mounting problems associated with street...