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Bright Young Things: 13 Under 30

Billie Piper
by Chris Clunn
9 April 1998
NPG x87870

This second display in the newly created below-ground Bookshop Gallery space follows the successful inaugural exhibition of Barry Marsden’s ‘Art of Cooking’ (continues until June 1st). It consists of newly acquired photographs of subjects aged 30 and under.

Anticipating who will be famous in the new millennium it includes subjects that have already had an impact on British life and culture in the early decades of their lives and contrasts with the more mature subjects on show in the Ground Floor displays.

From politics are shown two of the younger MPs from Victoria Carew Hunt’s portfolio 121 – Women in parliament – Claire Ward and Yvette Cooper.

Sporting figures include boxing champion Prince Naseem by Harry Borden, and footballers Sol Campbell by Derek Ridgers, and Michael Owen by Robert Wilson.

Acting is represented by Natasha Law’s evocative colour portrait of her brother Jude and his wife Sadie Frost, and David Levine’s portrait of Paul Nicholls. Writers include Alex Garland (author of The Beach) and 19 year old Rebecca Ray.

Finally, the youngest subjects on show are the singers Billie by Chris Clunn and Charlotte Church by Louise Bobbe.

Hand List

All Saints
Melanie Blatt (b. 1975), Nicole Appleton (b. 1974), Natalie Appleton (b. 1973), Shazney Lewis (b. 1975)
By Mike Prior (b. 1957)
Bromide Print, June 1998
Given by the photographer, 1999

Helen Baxendale b. 1970
By Sven Arnstein (b. 1957)
Bromide print, May 1999
Presented by the photographer

Billie Piper b. 1982
By Chris Clunn (b. 1962)
Bromide print, 1998
Presented by the photographer

Sol Campbell b. 1974
Professional footballer
By Derek Ridges (b. 1950)
Bromide print, September 1996
Presented by the photographer

Charlotte Church b. 1986
By Louise Bobbé (. 1961)
Bromide print, 1999

Yvette Cooper b. 1969
Labour M.P. for Pontefract and Castleford; Leader writer and economic columnist for The Independent
By Victoria Carew Hunt (b. 1952)
Bromide print, 1998

Alex Garland b. 1970
By Roderick Field (b. 1965)
Bromide print, May 1998

Prince Naseem Hamed (Naseem Aalom Ali Hamed) b. 1974
Professional boxer
By Harry Borden (b. 1965)
Bromide print, 1995

Jude Law and Sadie Frost b. 1971
By Natasha Law
C-Type Colour print, 1998
Presented by M.A. Law

Louise Lombard b. 1971
By Simon Alexander (b. 1968)
C-Type colour print, 1999

Paul Nichols b. 1979
By David Levine (b. 1960)
Scitex Iris print, 1998
Given by the photographer, 1999

Michael Owen b. 1979
Professional footballer
By Robert Wilson (b. 1969)
Bromide print, May 1999

Rebecca Ray b. 1979
By Roderick Field (b. 1965)
Bromide print, August 1998

Claire Ward b. 1972
Labour M.P. of Watford; secretary of All Party Film Industry group
By Victoria Carew Hunt (b. 1952)
Bromide print, 1998

Rachel Weisz b. 1970
By Sven Arnstein (b. 1957)
Bromide print, May 1999
Presented by the photographer


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