Photo Essays

LIFE Goes to a College Joust, 1952

It lasted roughly one thousand years (give or take a few centuries). It generated mind-boggling advances in science, technology and medicine. It saw magnificent...

The Secret World of Cosplay

A behind-the-scenes look at how cosplayers bring their favorite characters from Japanese anime, comic books and video games to life Photographs and story by...

Fandomania: The World of Cosplay

In a book of beautiful portraits, photographer Elena Dorfman explores the world of costume play, where young people dress up and partly live as characters from...