LIFE Behind the Picture: Larry Burrows’ ‘Reaching Out,’ 1966 | LIFE.com

UK photographer Larry Burrows captured this emotional photo in 1966 of wounded Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jeremiah Purdie as he tries to comfort a stricken comrade after a fierce firefight.

Shomei Tomatsu: the man who changed Japanese photography for ever

Shomei Tomatsu: the man who changed Japanese photography for ever

Shomei Tomatsu - Untitled, from series Chewing Gum and Chocolate, Yokosuka, 1959 - 'Everything was moving' exhibition, Barbican

Gordon Parks, Brazil, 1961 | A Fierce and Tender Eye: Gordon Parks on Poverty’s Dire Toll | LIFE.com

A Fierce and Tender Eye: Gordon Parks on Poverty's Dire Toll

Paul Graham - Troubled Land

Paul Graham ‘Union Jack Flag in Tree, County Tyrone’, printed © Paul Graham; courtesy Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

David Goldblatt - South Africa, 1983: Exhausted workers cram onto a "blacks only" bus traveling from a segregated homeland into Pretoria at two o'clock in the...

David Goldblatt: Photographer bears witness to Apartheid

David Goldblatt - South Africa, Exhausted workers cram onto a "blacks only" bus traveling from a segregated homeland into Pretoria at two o'clock in the.

Li Zhensheng - photographing the Cultural Revolution

Rare Cultural Revolution photos: Red guards in Red Guard Square

Billy Monk - Nightclub photographs, South Africa in the 1960s

Billy Monk - Nightclub photographs, South Africa in the 1960s

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