PHOTO EDITING

A selection of photo essays edited at TIME

Photograph: Edouard Elias

Photograph: Edouard Elias

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.

Photograph: Emanuele Satolli for TIME LightBox 

Photograph: Emanuele Satolli for TIME LightBox 

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.

Animation: Gifriends for TIME LightBox

Animation: Gifriends for TIME LightBox

See GIFs of New York Voting on Primary Day

As New York goes to the polls in the 2016 presidential primaries, TIME commissioned photographers and artists Alex Thebez, Marisa Gertz and Peter Marquez to document the voting process using GIFs

Photograph: Guy Martin for TIME

Photograph: Guy Martin for TIME

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.  

Photograph: Sébastien Van Malleghem

Photograph: Sébastien Van Malleghem

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. 

Photograph: Edouard Elias

Photograph: Edouard Elias

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...

Photograph: Rena Effendi for TIME LightBox

Photograph: Rena Effendi for TIME LightBox

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.

Photograph by Pierfrancesco Celada

Photograph by Pierfrancesco Celada

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.

Photograph: Sébastien Van Malleghem

Photograph: Sébastien Van Malleghem

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.