Tony Blair

1 portrait of Tony Blair

Tony Blair, by John Swannell, 2009 - NPG x134394 - © John Swannell / Camera Press

© John Swannell / Camera Press

Tony Blair

by John Swannell
archival digital print, 2009
15 3/8 in. x 20 3/8 in. (392 mm x 516 mm) image size
Given by John Swannell, 2010
Photographs Collection
NPG x134394

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  • John Swannell (1946-), Photographer. Artist of 128 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Swannell made this portrait of Tony Blair in 2009, two years after the end of Blair's decade-long tenure as British Prime Minister. Swannell was asked to photograph Blair for the front cover of his autobiography A Journey, and this is a previously unreleased pose from this sitting.
In January 2009 Blair was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush while working as Middle East envoy on behalf of the USA, Russia, the UN and the EU.

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