Photo Essays

North Dakota, a Portrait of an Oil Boom

North Dakota’s oil boom has been called everything from the region’s equivalent of a gold rush, to its version of Silicon Valley. And it’s all thanks to a the...

5 Artistic Masterpieces Recreated as Food

Have you ever gone to a museum and thought, “I would like to eat that Mondrian?” Since we’re guessing that canvas mixed with oil paint tastes pretty disgusting —...

Oil in the Sand

In Canada's Alberta Province, Syncrude is mining black gold hand over fist Photographs for TIME by Todd Korol / Aurora Select

Oil Fires!

A series of deadly blazes have broken out in Australia, India and Puerto Rico

Protesting BP

As the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, anger at British Petroleum inspires critics to stage bold protests

China Fights an Oil Spill

After a devastating fire in Dalian, emergency workers begin to clean up a massive spill on the Yellow Sea

Advance of the Oil Blobs

As BP battles to contain the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, the spill congeals around the flora and fauna of the coastline

Victims of the BP Oil Spill

Photographer Charlie Riedel discovered several birds covered in crude from the leaking British Petroleum well in the Gulf of Mexico, on a beach at East Grand...