LIFE Photo Collection

New York, United States

Founded by Time Inc in 1936, LIFE magazine is the visual chronicle of the “American century.” The magazine's ninety staff photographers—including Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Gordon Parks—documented the events, stories, and people that shaped the modern era.

Time Inc is proud to share LIFE's iconic images in the spirit of Henry Luce’s original prospectus for LIFE magazine:

"To see life; to see the world; to eyewitness great events; to watch the faces of the poor and the gestures of the proud; to see strange things [] thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms; things dangerous to come to; to see and take pleasure in seeing; to see and be amazed…"

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