Enquire Police keeping back a crowd of young fans outside Buckingham Palace, London, as pop group the Beatles receive their MBEs. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Crowd photographs are a special genre with strong historical roots. They benefit from repeated viewings and are sure to become conversation pieces in any space.
Each large gathering creates its own unique—and everchanging—energy. For example, within the photographs below you will find order and disorder; solemnity and jubilation; and shock and adoration. So enjoy this collection of sports fans, concertgoers, hysterical Beatles fans, theatrical first-nighters, sugar-starved children, New Year’s Eve festivities, festival lovers, and more.
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