by Peter Rand
bromide print, 27 June 1968
15 5/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (396 mm x 268 mm) image size
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This portraitback to top
Rand's shoot with Springfield at Vogue's studios lasted from 11pm to 5.30am. She said of this portrait, 'You've shown the other me', and used the image for her show The Talk of the Town (1968).
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Spotlight on Peter Rand: 10 Photographs from the 60s (16 April 2012 - 16 September 2012)
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.