1 of 2 portraits of Brian Griffin
by Mark Haworth-Booth
colour polaroid print, 1978-1983
4 1/4 in. x 3 1/2 in. (108 mm x 88 mm) overall
Given by Mark Haworth-Booth, 2005
Sitterback to top
- Brian Griffin (1948-), Photographer. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist of 36 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Mark Haworth-Booth (1944-), Photographic historian and museum curator. Artist of 18 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (The Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
Events of 1978back to top
Current affairsThe country is brought to a virtual standstill as workers in the private and public sector strike over the government's decision to restrict wage increases. As more workers joined the strikes rubbish piled up in the streets, petrol stations ran short, and storage space had to be hired for unburied coffins. The period became known as the 'winter of discontent'.
Art and scienceLouise Brown from Oldham in Greater Manchester becomes the world's first 'test-tube baby'. The 'in vitro' fertilisation procedure was a scientific breakthrough that has given thousands of infertile couples the opportunity to conceive.
Iris Murdoch wins the Booker prize with her novel. The Sea, the Sea.