by John Swannell
archival digital print, 2001
20 3/8 in. x 15 3/8 in. (516 mm x 389 mm) image size
Given by John Swannell, 2011
Sitterback to top
- Victoria Beckham (née Adams) (1975-), Singer; fashion designer; member of Spice Girls. Sitter in 6 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John Swannell (1946-), Photographer. Artist of 128 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Swannell photographed Beckham in the year of the release of her eponymously titled debut solo album and the publication of her bestselling autobiography Learning to Fly.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 267
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Now and Then: Photographs by John Swannell (19 April 2011 - 2 January 2012)
Events of 2001back to top
Current affairsLabour wins a second landslide general election victory campaigning on improvements to public services based on private finance projects. The Conservative party proved itself to be out-of-touch by ignoring public services and campaigning on the issue of Britain's membership of the EU. The day after the election William Hague resigned as leader of the Conservative Party.
Art and scienceThe Eden Project opens in Cornwall. The eco-centre, conceived by Tim Smit, replicates tropical and temporal climates and houses plants from all over the world in two domed biomes. The project is both a large-scale scientific experiment to study the environmental changes in different biomes over time, and a visitor attraction teaching the public about the natural environment.
InternationalOn 11th September (9/11) America comes under foreign attack for the first time since Pearl Harbour when Islamic Fundamentalist terrorists hijack four planes, flying two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, and one into the Pentagon; the fourth plane crashed in a field.
George Bush launches his 'War on Terror' by invading Afghanistan to overthrown the Taliban and capture Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda.
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