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 —...

South Africa, Fifteen Years On

Photographer Benedicte Kurzen explores the state of the nation — from the wealthy malls of Johannesburg to the mud huts of the Eastern Cape — as South Africa...

Zimbabwe Youth Escaping to South Africa

As the world watches — and descends upon — South Africa for the World Cup, thousands of Zimbabwean children have risked their lives crossing the border. Not so...

Violence Erupts in South Africa

A rolling pogrom against migrants reveals the social strain of a post-apartheid 'miracle' that failed to transform the lives of the poor

What Soccer Means to South Africa

The beautiful game is deeply woven into the culture and politics of the host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Photographs by Dominic Nahr / Reportage by Getty...