Box of Pin-ups by David Bailey (1965)
Box of Pin-ups
by David Bailey (1965)

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.

Photography Books from the 1960s

Cowboy Kate & Other Stories by Sam Haskins (1965)
Cowboy Kate & Other Stories
by Sam Haskins (1965)
Moments Preserved by Irving Penn (1960)
Moments Preserved
by Irving Penn (1960)
Andy Warholís Index (1967)
Andy Warholís Index
by Andy Warhol et al (1967)
Twentysix Gasoline Stations by Edward Ruscha (1962)
Twentysix Gasoline Stations
by Edward Ruscha (1962)
A California Landscape by Jeff Lovelace (1965)
A California Landscape
by Jeff Lovelace (1965)
Many Are Called by Walker Evans (1966)
Many Are Called
by Walker Evans (1966)
Sweet Life by Ed Van der Elsken (1966)
Sweet Life
by Ed Van der Elsken (1966)
Shadow of Light by Bill Brandt (1966)
Shadow of Light
by Bill Brandt (1966)
Young Samurai: Bodybuilders of Japan by Tamotsu Yato (1967)
Young Samurai: Bodybuilders of Japan
by Tamotsu Yato (1967)
Mirrors Messages Manifestations by Minor White (1969)
Mirrors Messages Manifestations
by Minor White (1969)
Five Girls by Sam Haskins (1962)
Five Girls
by Sam Haskins (1962)
US Navy: Vietnam by Robert D Moeser
US Navy: Vietnam
by Robert D Moeser (1969)
Godís Country and My People by Wright Morris (1968)
Godís Country and My People
by Wright Morris (1968)
Zero Mostel Reads A Book by Robert Frank (1963)
Zero Mostel Reads A Book
by Robert Frank (1963)
Six Nymphets by David Larcher & Philip O Stearns (1966)
Six Nymphets
by David Larcher & Philip O Stearns (1966)
Living Egypt by Paul Strand (1969)
Living Egypt
by Paul Strand (1969)
Tir a Mhurain: Outer Hebrides by Paul Strand (1968)
Tir a Mhurain: Outer Hebrides
by Paul Strand (1968)
House of Bondage by Ernest Cole (1967)
House of Bondage
by Ernest Cole (1967)
Vera: A Study of a Beautiful Girl by Harrison Marks (undated circa 1960s)
Vera: A Study of a Beautiful Girl
by Harrison Marks (undated circa 1960s)
Delta West by Roger Minick (1969)
Delta West
by Roger Minick (1969)
America and Americans by John Steinbeck with photos by Ansel Adams (1966)
America and Americans
by John Steinbeck with photos by Ansel Adams (1966)
Blood on the Rice by Tom Weber (1965)
Blood on the Rice
by Tom Weber (1965)
Young London Permissive Paradise by Frank Habicht (1969)
Young London Permissive Paradise
by Frank Habicht (1969)
Photographs by Harry Callahan (1964)
Photographs
by Harry Callahan (1964)

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