Some of the most famous photographs ever taken were captured during the Sixties. This decade of huge cultural and political change saw photographers driving forward the cult of celebrity and yet also demanding answers over major problems like the Vietnam War and South Africa’s Apartheid.
London’s David Bailey was almost as famous as the pop stars and skinny models that he photographed. New York’s Andy Warhol also embraced the camera as the Pop Art movement continued to grow. Established photographers like Robert Frank, Ansel Adams, Irving Penn and Paul Strand all continued to create memorable images.
Many photographers were taking an introspective view of America and its problems – Ed Ruscha’s art and photography heavily featured southern California and its rapid growth. Others were quite simply fascinated by beautiful girls although photographs of beautiful men, from surfers to bodybuilders, were commonplace. Swing back to the 1960s with these classic photography books.