(Keith) Rupert Murdoch(1931-), Publisher and newspaper proprietor
Sitter in 6 portraits
Australian-born newspaper publisher. Murdoch inherited the Adelaide News in 1952 and within a decade became Australia's second largest publisher. He acquired the News of the World in London in 1969, which at the height of the Profumo scandal had a circulation of six million. He bought the Sun in the same year and in 1981 his British subsidiary company acquired The Times. In 1989 he bought book publishers Collins and set up Sky television. Other acquisitions include Twentieth Century Fox, the Fox television network and the online community MySpace.com.
by Chris Ware, for Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1969
by Gil Galvin
digital chromogenic print, 1984
Read our latest news and have your say.
Identify our Silhouettes
Join enthusiastic contributors who have already identified 155 sitters.
Tell us more about our Silvy sitters
Help us identify the sitters who visited Camille Silvy’s photographic studio during the 1860s.