Shutterstock nabs LIFE magazine photo archive from Getty

Martin Luther King leading a civil rights march
(Image credit: Shutterstock/LIFE Picture Collection)

Published regularly from 1883 to 2000, LIFE magazine was a general interest news magazine that was dominated by its world-class photography. 

From theaters of war to Hollywood red carpets, LIFE published what became some of the most famous images of all time, from some of the century's greatest photojournalists, including Dorothea Lange, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Andreas Feininger, John Dominis, Nina Leen, and Gjon Mili.

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.