The Way-Out Way of Life, 1962

In fall 1962, California surpassed New York in population to become the most populous state in the United States. The Look magazine commemorated this in the special issue focused on the state.

The New China by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1959

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.

Harlem by Bruce Davidson, 1968

When Bruce Davidson arrived to East 100th Street Harlem with his camera in 1966 and said that he wanted to record life on the block, the local citizens’ committee was apprehensive.

The Block by Herb Goro, 1970

In 1968/9, Herb Goro, a social worker and photojournalist, lived in a decaying neighborhood in the East Bronx for over a year to record stories of desperation of its residents.

Defiling the Children, 1993

In June 21, 1993 issue of Time, the magazine published a cover story on the rise of prostitution around the world. Questions were being asked about the authenticity of some photographs in Moscow.