In 2002, Jonas Karlsson traveled 28,000 miles over eight months to put together a profile of ten great explorers, as “the modern age of exploration is coming to a clamorous close.”
In 1958, LIFE asked Henri Cartier-Bresson to return to China, a country he last covered in at the outbreak of the Communist takeover in 1949. Cartier-Bresson was largely sympathetic to the Communist cause and was mostly embedded on a guided tour. While his photographs do not present a critique of Communism, he nonetheless witnessed the beginnings of the disastrous Great Leap Forward.
Across the British society, from pubs all the way to the palace, a de facto color bar existed. In pubs, workplaces, shops and other commercial premises, non-white customers were banned from using certain rooms and facilities.
In winter of 1951, LIFE Magazine sent the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt to Britain to take photos of the eminent men here. Eisenstaedt spent 10 days in Britain, making house calls to 18 great men of the day.