The pioneering weekly publication New Society was founded in 1962 and continued as an independent magazine until 1988. Focusing on everyday people from all corners of modern Britain, it carried articles on education, sociology, politics, economics and human geography. In a rapidly changing political climate, the magazine remained committed to improving the lives of the underprivileged through investigating the ethnic and non-metropolitan communities that constituted 'the other Britain'.
Euan Duff (born 1939), Conservative Candidate Canvassing in Local Election, South London, Gelatin silver print, 1961. Museum no. E.76-2006 Given by Paul Barker
Published in New Society, 3 January 1972, to accompany the article 'A sociological portrait: politics' by Anthony King, pp.57-60.
Bryn Campbell (born 1933), Out of Work Miner Gathering Scrap Wood, Shotton. Gelatin silver print, 1973. Museum no. E.57-2006 Given by Paul Barker
Published in New Society, 6 December 1973, to accompany the article 'The unemployed remain' by Robert Taylor, cover and pp.582-585.
Richard Davies (born 1945) 'Opera for All' Singer on Tour in Suffolk, Gelatin silver print, 1976. Museum no. E.94-2006
Published in New Society, 23 December 1976, to accompany the article 'Local Glands for Hire' by Jeremy Bugler, pp.605-607. The caption reads 'Opera for All: a performance of Die Fledermaus in a village hall uses a classroom'.
Peter Baistow (born 1941), Gelatin silver print, 1978. Museum no. E.81-2006 Giiven by Paul Barker
County cricket match between Kent and Sussex, Nevill Cricket Ground, Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival. Derek Underwood leaves the field to the applause of his oldest fans.
Published in New Society, 22 June 1978, to accompany the article 'Is County Cricket Dying?' by David White, cover and pp.651-653.
Jurgen Schadeberg (born 1931), Anti-War March in London, Gelatin silver print, 1982. Museum no. E.63-2006 Given by Paul Barker
Published on the cover of New Society, 27 May 1982, 'The Falklands: the limits of war'. Another photograph by Jurgen Schadeberg was published to accompany the article 'A hard rain falls on the peace march' by Ian Walker, pp.330-331.
Sarah King (born 1954), 'Boys at Royal Wedding', Gelatin silver print, 1981. Museum no. E.61-2006 Given by Paul Barker
The photograph was published on the cover of New Society, 30 July 1981, to accompany the feature 'The Wedding and the people'.
Martin Parr (born 1952), Congregation at Pecket Well Chapel Harvest Festival, West Yorkshire, Gelatin silver print, about 1977. Museum no. E.83-2006 Given by Paul Barker
Published in New Society, 5 January 1978 in the feature 'Arts in Society: The face in the picture' by Paul Barker, pp.24-25, a review of the exhibition Hebden Bridge, Beauty Spots: Martin Parr, held at the Photographers' Gallery, London, 15 December 1977 - 10 January 1978.