The best work of every LIFE magazine staff photographer, as well as that of a handful of others closely affiliated with the magazine, is on display in this book. Here are the portfolios by over 100 great photographers, including Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith, Robert Capa, Ralph Morse, Nina Leen, Harry Benson, Philippe Halsman, and Joe McNally, whose memorable work for LIFE in the aftermath of September 11 was in the finest tradition of the magazine.

This is the most comprehensive anthology of LIFE photography ever assembled, and illustrates the strengths that made many of these individuals famous - and LIFE magazine great. An enormous international success in hardback – now available in a new, compact, paperback edition.

In this landmark book, the subjects come alive, and so do the men and women behind the lens. Short biographical profiles, along with portraits of all the photographers, accompany the portfolios, which are arranged alphabetically, making the book an indispensable reference.

This is a volume of living history - the history of our times, as seen by the photographers who captured it.

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