A new exhibition explores the fringes of society, with photos of US street kids, Tokyo gangsters and Soviet hippies.
Between 1978 and 1980, Abbas captured images of the Iranian Revolution that covered violence on both sides. In the final film of our Through the Lens series, he reveals how he sees himself as “a historian of the present”.
Ansel Adams’ images celebrate the wonder of the American West. In Civilisations: Picturing Paradise Simon Schama praises him for sharing the “luminous majesty” of the land with the world. While landscape photography and conservation were his main focus, during World War Two Adams turned his lens towards the treatment of a specific ethnic group.