by Danijah Tafari
gelatin silver print, 1979
15 7/8 in. x 11 in. (404 mm x 279 mm) image size
Given by Danijah Tafari, 1995
Sittersback to top
- Kelvin Grant (1971-), Musician and singer; member of Musical Youth. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Michael Grant (1969-), Musician and singer; member of Musical Youth. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Dennis Seaton (1967-), Singer and musician; member of Musical Youth. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Freddie ('Junior') Waite (1967-), Musician and singer; member of Musical Youth. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Patrick Waite (1968-1993), Musician and singer; member of Musical Youth. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1979back to top
Current affairsMargaret Thatcher becomes the first woman Prime Minster. She came to power with the electoral slogan, 'Labour isn't working', and set about her aim to reverse Britain's economic decline by reducing the role of the state in the economy and championing entrepreneurship and the free market.
Art and scienceMonty Python's Life Of Brian, is released causing controversy, but gaining box-office success and classic status. The film is in many ways a classic farce, with much of its humour deriving from the mistaken identity of the protagonist, Brian Cohen. But, as his mother tells us: 'He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.'
InternationalMother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 'for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.' Mother Theresa established the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India; an organisation that pledged to give 'Wholehearted and Free service to the poorest of the poor.'
Soviet troops invade Afghanistan and begin a 10-year occupation, resisted by Mujaheddin Afghan guerrilla fighters.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
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