Photo Essays

A New Record of Small Town America

It is little more than a decade since Alec Soth’s first book Sleeping by the Mississippi—and his sophomore publication Niagara—established him as one of...

How to Fool a Racist Mob: Lesson One

In 1956, LIFE photographer Joe Scherschel was in Texas, covering the struggle of two black teenagers trying to integrate Texarkana Junior College. Hundreds of...

Texas Flood

Thousands are homeless as Tropical Storm Allison ravages the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast