by Brian Griffin
archival pigment print, 2 February 2010
36 in. x 27 in. (914 mm x 685 mm) overall
Commissioned jointly with BT for Road to 2012, 2011
Sitterback to top
- Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Jowell (née Palmer), Baroness Jowell (1947-2018), Labour politician; MP for Dulwich and West Norwood and Minister for the Olympics, 2012. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Brian Griffin (1948-), Photographer. Artist of 36 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Griffin was commissioned to photograph key figures associated with the London 2012 bid. Jowell was photographed in a Cabinet Office in London. Chronicling boardroom and building site, Griffin’s photographs inject surrealism and humour into the world of corporate imagery.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Nairne, Sandy (foreword) Rake, Michael (foreword) Coe, Sebastian (introduction) McClure, Richard (photographers' profiles) Smith, Liz (appreciation) McClure, Richard and Braybon, Anne (appreciation), Road to 2012: Stories Behind the Olympic Games, 2012 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 July - 26 September 2010, 25 July - 25 September 2011 and 19 July - 23 September 2012), p. 54
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Creative Connections 2015: Camden Radical Characters (1 July 2015 - 11 October 2015)
Portrait setback to top
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