1960s

Vintage: Rock and Roll San Francisco by Jim Marshall (1960s)

Vintage: Rock and Roll San Francisco by Jim Marshall (1960s)

The counter-culture movement of the 1960s is one of the most endlessly examined moments of the twentieth century. Widely regarded as the cradle of revolution, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury grew from a small neighborhood to a worldwide phenomenon—a concept that extends far beyond the boundaries of the intersection itself. Jim Marshall visually chronicled this area as perhaps no one else did.…
Vintage: East London in the 1960s by Steve Lewis

Vintage: East London in the 1960s by Steve Lewis

From between 1963 and 1969, Steve Lewis, a former photographer for The Sun and the Newham Recorder, captured the East End in all its dilapidated glory. He tilted his lens towards everything from the era’s bomb-site reconstruction to its political graffiti daubed across walls east of the City and north of the Thames, the area traditionally considered to be the…
Vintage: Fashion by Eugene Vernier (1950s-1960s)

Vintage: Fashion by Eugene Vernier (1950s-1960s)

Eugene ‘Gene’ Vernier (1920–2011) worked as a fashion photographer for British Vogue from 1954 to 1967, during one of the most exciting periods in fashion history. Shooting of-the-moment looks from the likes of Christian Dior and Emilio Pucci and top models including Celia Hammond, Jean Shrimpton, and current Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, Vernier worked with some of the biggest…
Vinatge: Northern England by John Bulmer (1960s)

Vinatge: Northern England by John Bulmer (1960s)

John Bulmer’s superb photographs were taken at a time when the North was undergoing a vast transformation. The collapse of traditional industries that had been the wealth creators of the Industrial Revolution was deeply affecting communities throughout the region; from the Black Country and Potteries, through Greater Manchester up to the coalfields and shipyards of the North East and Glasgow.
Fink on Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s

Fink on Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s

Until 30 April, fifteen black and white photographs illustrating the dialogue between the social and political fervour of New York of the ’60s and the artistic and nihilistic figure of Andy Warhol and exponents of the Factory will be on display. The photographs showing Andy Warhol and some of the top names from the Factory, including Lou Reed and the…
Vintage: Coney Island, New York by Stephen Salmieri (1960s)

Vintage: Coney Island, New York by Stephen Salmieri (1960s)

American photographer Stephen Salmieri was born in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. Working in the tradition of many mid-twentieth-century independent photographers (such as Robert Frank and Lisette Model) who found Coney Island an inspiring subject, Salmieri spent the following six years documenting a decaying area, still full of life. Last summer there was still a limited stretch of concession stands…
Vintage: Pre-oil era in Dubai (1960s)

Vintage: Pre-oil era in Dubai (1960s)

After years of exploration following large finds in neighbouring Abu Dhabi, oil was eventually discovered in territorial waters off Dubai in 1966, albeit in far smaller quantities. The first field was named ‘Fateh’ or ‘good fortune’. This led the emirate to grant concessions to international oil companies, thus leading to a massive influx of foreign workers, mainly Asians and Middle…
Vintage: Barcelona in 1960s by Colita

Vintage: Barcelona in 1960s by Colita

Colita (born Isabel Steva in Barcelona in 1940) is one of the most important Catalan and Spanish photographers of the last quarter of the twentieth century. From 1963 to 1975 she focused on creating a series of portraits of Flamenco dancers and singers. Since she is linked with the Catalan cultural movements of the era, she is considered the official…
Vintage: PCC Streetcars in Toronto (1960s)

Vintage: PCC Streetcars in Toronto (1960s)

The Presidents’ Conference Committee Car was a streetcar used by the Toronto Transportation Commission and the Toronto Transit Commission. The PCC streetcar was designed by the Presidents’ Conference Committee, a group of transit operators in the United States and Canada. The TTC version was built in Montreal, Quebec by Canadian Car & Foundry under license from the St. Louis Car…
Vintage: Led Zeppelin from Their Early Days (1960s/1970s)

Vintage: Led Zeppelin from Their Early Days (1960s/1970s)

In 1966, London-based session guitarist Jimmy Page joined the blues-influenced rock band the Yardbirds to replace bassist Paul Samwell-Smith. Page soon switched from bass to lead guitar, creating a dual lead guitar line-up with Jeff Beck. Following Beck’s departure in October 1966, the Yardbirds, tired from constant touring and recording, began to wind down. Page wanted to form a supergroup…
Vintage: Constructing the Berlin Wall (1961)

Vintage: Constructing the Berlin Wall (1961)

The 140-kilometer Berlin Wall was in fact two barriers. The first was constructed rapidly in August 1961. The second, parallel barrier, 100 meters into the Eastern zone, was erected in June 1962. The area in between the two barriers was known as the Death Strip. The wall was initially constructed as a wire fence. By its demise in 1989, it…
Behind the Scenes: Zulu (1964)

Behind the Scenes: Zulu (1964)

Zulu is a 1964 epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke’s Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War. It depicts 150 British soldiers, many of whom were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, who successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors.  
Funny Faces of Celebrities by Willy Rizzo (1960s)

Funny Faces of Celebrities by Willy Rizzo (1960s)

Willy Rizzo started his career in Paris where he photographed stars and starlets for ‘Ciné Mondial’, ‘Point de vue’ and ‘Image du monde’. He would even covered the Trial of Nuremberg and established himself with big news reports, notably in Tunisia on the ‘line Mareth’. This set of portraits was taken in his Studio Willy Rizzo in Paris in 1966.
Everyday Life in Italy by Gianni Berengo Gardin (1960s)

Everyday Life in Italy by Gianni Berengo Gardin (1960s)

Italian photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin turned professional in 1962 and two years later moved to Milan. From 1966 to 1983 worked with Touring Club Italiano, providing much or all of the photography for books about regions of Italy and other European countries or their cities. Here is a collection of his work from Italy.
Vintage: Beatlemania (1960s)

Vintage: Beatlemania (1960s)

Beatlemania is a term that originated during the 1960s to describe the intense fan frenzy directed toward British rock band the Beatles during the early years of their success. The phenomenon began in 1963 and continued past the band’s breakup in 1970. The band stopped performing live in 1966, as the screaming fans made it impossible to put on a…