Contributors

Ben Cosgrove

Editor, LIFE.com
Ben Cosgrove joined TIME in 2012. He is the editor of LIFE.com and edits and writes for LightBox. He helped launch HotWired's groundbreaking political site, Netizen; was managing editor of the early, influential e-zine, Feedmag.com; and has covered the arts, culture and politics for Salon, Huffington Post, the Washington Post, LA Weekly and other publications, online and off. He is also the editor two anthologies, Covering the Bases and Gluttony.

Latest Posts by Ben Cosgrove

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The Backstory

‘Mad Men’ Up Close: Photos From the Set of the Celebrated Show

Alex Majoli’s marvelous black and white portraits of the Mad Men cast harken back to long gone years when photographers worked and mingled backstage and, every once in a while, came away with pure gold.

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The Backstory

Mystery in the Sky: A Legendary Photo (Slowly) Gives Up Its Secrets

A new documentary film — and a previously unpublished image — shed light on one of the most famous, and most widely misinterpreted, photographs of the 20th century: ‘Lunch Atop a Skyscraper.’

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The Backstory

TIME Presents One Dream: The March on Washington

TIME is proud to present our multimedia commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

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The Moving Image

An Era Defined by Exile: Korean War Photos by Werner Bischof

For the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War on Saturday, LightBox presents a video by Magnum in Motion featuring the quiet, haunting photography of Werner Bischof alongside interviews with survivors of the torturous conflict that forever shook the Korean peninsula.

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Photo Essay

Happy 80th Birthday, Nina Simone: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer

On what would have been Nina Simone’s 80th birthday, LightBox celebrates her life and her legacy with a series of Alfred Wertheimer’s magnificent, intimate portraits of the star.

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Photo Essay

Happy 70th Birthday, Jimi Hendrix: Photos of an Incendiary Talent

On what would have been his 70th birthday, LightBox pays tribute to the guitar wizard through photos made by another iconoclastic creative force, the rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall.

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Out There

‘Faking It’: Old-School Photo Trickery at the Met

A new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art highlights a long history of faked and manipulated images.

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Out There

‘American Photographs’ by Walker Evans

The 75th anniversary edition of Walker Evans’ American Photographs, published by the Museum of Modern Art, reinforces the power and mastery of the legendary photographer’s work.

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Out There

Three War Photographers: Feel Fear, Keep Going

On Memorial Day, we look back at a video created to honor three recipients of Time Inc’s prestigious Briton Hadden Lifetime Achievement Award last year for their incredible dedication to war photography.

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