Ascot Horse Races, 1969.
© Tony Ray-Jones / National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Elderly man in a top hat sitting alone amongst public benches at Ascot horse races, Berkshire. Photographer Tony Ray-Jones (1941-1972) created most of his images of the British at work and leisure between 1966 and 1969. Travelling around Britain, he recorded the unguarded moments of people from all sections of British society with a distinctive and highly individual style, combining humour and sadness.