Photo Essays

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...

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...