One of the most evocative contemporary photography series I have seen in a while is Michael Wolf’s Tokyo Compression. The German shoots people in the subway trains of the Japanese capital. The result is breathtaking: an emotional collection of commuting individuals, with each portrait telling a unique story.

Tokyo Compression photo essay by Michael Wolf

By Richard Billingham, from his work; "Ray's a laugh" ©Richard Billingham

By Richard Billingham, from his work; "Ray's a laugh" ©Richard Billingham - more realistic view of a family

John Bulmer - Manchester (1977) For Bulmer’s last assignment in the north of England, Geo magazine wanted images that showed a new, vibrant Manchester. This series of photographs was not well received at the time, but is regarded today an important social documentary

North faces: John Bulmer's photographs of life in northern England

John Bulmer - Manchester For Bulmer’s last assignment in the north of England, Geo magazine wanted images that showed a new, vibrant Manchester. This series of photographs was not well received at the time, but is regarded today an important soci

Richard Billingham, Ray's A Laugh, 1996

Richard Billington - Series called 'Ray's A Laugh' which documents the life of his alcoholic father Ray, and obese, heavily-tattooed mother, Liz.

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Julian Germain "For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness" project

Paul Graham Archive

View Waiting Room, Poplar DHSS, East London, from the series Beyond Caring by Paul Graham on artnet. Browse more artworks Paul Graham from Anthony Reynolds Gallery.

Revealing The Power Of Yemeni Women – iGNANT.de

Revealing The Power Of Yemeni Women

The Hijab as Power: Explorations in Northern Yemen - Interview with Yumna Al-Arashi

The outstanding documentary photography of Claire Martin

Photographer Claire Martin created a stunning, timeless portrait in her Slab City series. See more at the photographer's web site here.

The Firm | VII Photo Archive

The Firm: UK Organized Crime Photos UK photographer Jocelyn Bain Hogg spent 10 years documenting organized crime life, from the activity of British gangsters in South London to their exile in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

The Firm | VII Photo Archive

Jocelyn Bain Hogg - UK-Mourners reflected in the window of the Horn of Plenty pub at gangster Charlie Kray's wake

James Ravilious's picture of a Devon farmer

James Ravilious: A world in Photographs: 'Nobody here is on their best behaviour'

Archie Parkhouse with ivy for sheep, Millhams, Dolton, Devon, England 1975

Ode to the Everyday: An Interview with Simon Lee - Viewfind

ViewFind shows you the world's most intriguing and surprising stories and connects you to the photojournalists behind them, all in a user-friendly mobile app.

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