Photo Essays

Crimea: Where War Photography Was Born

With the great historical crossroads Crimea suddenly very much back in the news — as Russian troops tighten their hold on the Ukrainian peninsula and the United...

Born Under Fire: The Dawn of Israel, 1948

[Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died on Sunday, January 11, 2014. He was 85 years old and had been in a coma for eight years. Here, LIFE.com recalls...

The Year in Protest 2013

Three years after crowds in Tunisia forced long-time dictator President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali into flight, and kicked off what would later be termed the “Arab...

Joe Frazier: Remembering a Warrior

The universe of sport is built on rivalries. It doesn’t really matter if the rivalry involves two teams (Michigan and Ohio State, Liverpool and Man U), countries...