Social History

At the Barbican, a double bill of two great photographers reveals radically different approaches to social documentary 

By Shelley Klein

In praise of oral history

By Negar Azimi
Angus McBean, Body of Gleemen and Gleemaidens, Gleemote, 1929. Courtesy Stanley Dixon collection, Tim Turner and Donlon Books; photograph: Paul Knight

A new book and exhibition explore a radical interwar collective: the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift

By Matthew De Abaitua

Social histories and spectral fictions in the films of Elizabeth Price

By Sam Thorne