Photo Essays

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

More than ever, photography has become the predominant means for us to communicate. An absolutely astounding number of pictures are shared every single day —...

10 Iconic LIFE Magazine Covers

As 2013 winds down, and as media outlets online and off begin to roll out their traditional end-of-year Top 10 lists, LIFE.com gamely joins the fray. Well, we’re...

World Press Photo 2007

The World Press Photo Awards, the prestigious international photojournalism competition held every year in Amsterdam, have been announced. Here we present a...

The Best of LIFE: 37 Years in Pictures

Over several decades spanning the heart of the 20th century, one American magazine ― calling itself, plainly and boldly, LIFE ― published an astonishing number...

This is War! Robert Capa at Work

A major new Robert Capa exhibition, the father of photojournalism, takes place at the International Center of Photography, New York. September 26, 2007 --...

LIFE Covers: The Vietnam War

LIFE magazine’s coverage of the war in Vietnam was unique among American publications not only because of the scope and the uniform excellence of the...

LIFE’s Best Convention Photos: The GOP

Throughout the decades that LIFE was publishing as a weekly magazine, politics and politicians of every stripe held a central place in the publication’s mission...

Stalingrad, 1947: A World in Pieces

It’s sometimes easy to forget one particular, elemental truth: We live in a physical world. In a digital age — when so so much of what we see, hear and act upon...