by David Wedgbury
cibachrome print, 1968
11 1/8 in. x 11 in. (282 mm x 279 mm) image size
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Sitterback to top
- Engelbert Humperdinck (Arnold George Dorsey) (1936-), Singer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- David Wedgbury (1937-1998), Photographer. Artist of 36 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1968back to top
Current affairsEnoch Powell delivers his 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham in opposition to anti-discrimination legislation and immigration from the commonwealth. The speech is usually regarded as racist and blamed for stirring up racial prejudice. Powell was sacked from the shadow cabinet as a result, but received considerable public approval at the time for his views.
Fay Sislin becomes England first black woman police officer.