Photography's role as a communicator of the complex and complicated have never been more amplified in the 20th century. From the Civil Rights Movement, Women's Liberation, the Vietnam War and the protests, the financial crisis of the '70s and the shattering of the "American Dream", here are three decades of American history that marks some of the most important moments, taken by none other than the most respected photographers.
The late 20th century paved the way and gave voices to those unheard in the Land of the Free. From its ultra-capitalist culture, America shifted to human empathy, and it's thanks to the photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark to Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, Diane Arbus, Ming Smith, Bill Hudson, and Milton Rogovin, The best of "social landscaping" happened during this era.
States of America: Photography from the Civil Rights Movement to the Reagan Era at the Nottingham Contemporary, Great Britain which will run through November 26.
Images are from Dazed Digital.