A selection of photo essays edited at TIME
Meet the Iraqi Firefighters Battling ISIS' Oil Fires
For almost a year now, oil fields around Mosul have been on fire. As Iraqi forces launched an assault on Islamic State-held cities, retreating militants have left behind ruins and blazes.
The World's Deadliest Drug: Krokodil's Legacy
Krokodil, a cheap substitute for heroin, was one of the deadliest designer drugs ever to sweep through Russia. Appearing on the black market in the early 2000s, it wound up ensnaring hundreds of thousands of addicts.
Hearts, Mind and Humor: Combating ISIS by Making Fun of It
“Making fun of the enemy is the best way of defeating them,” says Ahmad al-Basheer, the 30-year-old host of his namesake show, which has racked up more than 26 million views online since it began broadcasting in April 2014.
Nordic Noir: Fleeing the Darkness in Scandinavia
“My documentary projects often overlap, so I’m always shooting something,” he tells TIME. That something often has a dark undertone – and, a few years back, that darkness started taking a toll on the photographer.
Up Close With the French Foreign Legion
Edouard Elias first embedded with the French Foreign Legion in the summer of 2014 during France’s military intervention in Central African Republic. At first, the legionnaires were wary of the journalist...
Inside the Tiny Greek Village on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis
Since more than a million migrants and refugees from around the Middle East arrived last year, the lives of many communities across the European Union have been deeply disrupted in the effort to accommodate them.
Sunset and Selfies: Welcome to Hong Kong's Instagram Pier
In Hong Kong’s Western district, one sea jetty has gained unexpected popularity among photographers and Instagram users, offering unique open views of Hong Kong’s skyline.
Confronting Death in Mexico City
In a city with close to 22 million people, where concrete has taken over, how do you handle your dead? It’s that question that drove photographer Sebastien van Malleghen to Mexico City earlier this year.