Images of the Essence

Mike Bealing, the picture editor of Time Atlantic, is one of those men who occasionally pinches himself at the job he has. At least, put it this way — he certainly should. As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of our magazine, we decided that we would dedicate a special issue to the heroes who have illuminated the region during the time we've been publishing. Some of them, of course, have long since passed on — but we wanted to have as many great photos as possible of those who were still with us. Over to...

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