1 portrait by Graham Nash
by Graham Nash
archival pigment print, 1974
12 7/8 in. x 19 1/8 in. (328 mm x 485 mm) image size
Given by Graham Nash, 2017
Sitterback to top
- Graham Nash (1942-), Musician; member of The Hollies. Sitter in 16 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Graham Nash (1942-), Musician; member of The Hollies. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 16 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- 100 Photographs, 2018, p. 102 Read entry
In this photogram, Adam Fuss (b.1961) returns to the early-nineteenth-century ‘sunprint’ photogenic drawings of William Henry Fox Talbot and evokes camera-less photographs made by modernist photographers such as Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy in the 1920s. Fuss suspended a baby in water over a sheet of photographic paper, and exposed the scene to a flash of artificial light, which recorded the outline of the baby’s body on the paper. The child’s silhouette is rendered life-size and the gradations of tone give the figure a sculptural quality. The portrait evocatively manifests light and shadow, and speaks of the familiar and the universal.
Events of 1974back to top
Current affairs28 people are killed and hundreds injured in the IRA pub bombings. Two pubs in Guilford popular with army personnel were attacked with gelignite bombs, followed by a pub in Woolwich and then two in Birmingham. 17 people, known as the Guilford Four, the Maguire Seven and the Birmingham Six, were arrested for the bombing but all were eventually found to have been wrongfully imprisoned.
Art and scienceJohn Le Carré publishes his classic spy thriller, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. The novel was later made into a BBC miniseries starring Alec Guinness.
InternationalA one party communist state is established in Ethiopia after a committee of military officers known as the Derg depose Halie Selassie from power.
Greek Cypriot officers depose President Archbishop Makarios III in a coup d'etat sponsored by the Greek Government. Taking advantage of the situation, Turkey sent troops to occupy half the island, proclaiming the Turkish Federal State of Cyprus the following year.
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