The LIFE photo archive can be accessed online from now on. Google is hosting “millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.” 
Most of these images have a pretty good resolution – at least when it comes to images on the web.
Follow this link and have a look at the LIFE archive.
Read the interview Tom Waits did with himself over here.
Have a look at “The big Picture” which is a “photo blog for the Boston Globe/boston.com, compiled semi-regularly by Alan Taylor. Inspired by publications like Life Magazine (of old), National Geographic, and online experiences like MSNBC.com’s Picture Stories galleries and Brian Storm’s MediaStorm, The Big Picture is intended to highlight high-quality, amazing imagery – with a focus on current events, lesser-known stories and, well, just about anything that comes across the wire that looks really interesting” [About-page of The big Picture]
Go to “The big Picture“
Unfortunately there isnt much information given about Jan Sochor on his website or elsewhere in the net. He is describing himself as a:
[f]reelance photographer & webdesigner, born in Czech Republic, changing his base between South America and Europe.
At the moment 13 essays are published in his website www.jansochor.com. The topics cover a topical range
Amazon River: People living on the Amazon river banks, the largest river system in the world. Indigenous people pushed to the edge, Brazilians caught in the jungle towns with no hope to escape.
Jesus Combat: A slum called Calvario shows everydays effort made to survive in a ghetto. Collecting rubbish, get high by sniffing glue and watch out for not to get shot dead by El Sheriff.
Women Gold Miners: Women miners working in goldbearing mud, searching for gold and platine in the jungle rivers of Chocó, the western lowlands of Colombia.
Go to www.jansochor.com and check out all essays.