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18 Portraits in set:

Defying Distance: photographs by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, 2005

This series of portraits profiles the range of initiatives, and the visionary drive that have contributed to the development of the telecommunications industry in the United Kingdom. Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin have photographed some of the key figures who have played a significant part in the recent history of telecommunications including corporate stars, entrepreneurs, 'backroom boys,' academics, and regulators.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1103

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 13 April 2005
NPG P1103

Sir (Francis) Christopher Buchan Bland, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1104

Sir (Francis) Christopher Buchan Bland

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 18 April 2005
NPG P1104

Dame Frances Anne Cairncross, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1105

Dame Frances Anne Cairncross

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 17 February 2005
NPG P1105

Sir Bryan Victor Carsberg, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1106

Sir Bryan Victor Carsberg

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 4 March 2005
NPG P1106

Stephen Andrew Carter, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1107

Stephen Andrew Carter

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 25 April 2005
NPG P1107

John Causebrook, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1108

John Causebrook

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 5 February 2005
NPG P1108

Peter Dawe, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1109

Peter Dawe

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 7 March 2005
NPG P1109

Sir Charles William Dunstone, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1110

Sir Charles William Dunstone

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 4 May 2005
NPG P1110

Sir Christopher Charles Gent, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1111

Sir Christopher Charles Gent

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 5 May 2005
NPG P1111

James Golob, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1112

James Golob

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 1 March 2005
NPG P1112

Sir Ernest Thomas ('Ernie') Harrison, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1113

Sir Ernest Thomas ('Ernie') Harrison

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 22 April 2005
NPG P1113

Patricia Hope Hewitt, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1114

Patricia Hope Hewitt

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 8 March 2005
NPG P1114

Ken Hydon, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1115

Ken Hydon

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 28 April 2005
NPG P1115

Stephen Charles Littlechild, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1116

Stephen Charles Littlechild

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 7 February 2005
NPG P1116

David Ross, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1117

David Ross

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 21 April 2005
NPG P1117

David Rowe, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1118

David Rowe

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 19 April 2005
NPG P1118

Arun Sarin, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1119

Arun Sarin

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 26 April 2005
NPG P1119

Hans Snook, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - NPG P1120

Hans Snook

by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
C-type colour print, 2 March 2005
NPG P1120