Photo Essays

Meet the Sulfur Miners of Eastern Java

Looming 2,799 m (9183 ft.) above sea level, Gunung Ijen in Indonesia’s eastern Java is a volcanic wonder that attract hundreds of foreign and domestic tourists...

Coming of Age in China

“I photograph purely for myself,” says Wenjun. From 2009 to 2011, the Chinese photographer documented her intimate circle of friends, many of whom are members of...

New Hybrid Cars for 2011

Facing stiffer fuel-economy requirements and finicky consumers, carmakers roll out a wave of new models that combine the advantages of electric and gasoline...

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...

Bikes Of May

As temperatures — and gas prices — continue to rise, more commuters are hopping onto bicycles, especially in the U.S., where May is celebrated as National Bike...

LIFE at the 1948 London Olympics

Taking place just three short years after the end of the Second World War, when much of London — and indeed, much of Europe — was still rebuilding after the...