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Bruce Bernard

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, June 1971
9 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. (242 mm x 165 mm) image size
Bequeathed by Harry Diamond, 2012
Photographs Collection
NPG x210182

Sitterback to top

  • Bruce Bernard (1928-2000), Journalist, writer on photography and photographer. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist or producer of 6 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Harry Diamond (1924-2009), Photographer. Artist or producer of 219 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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Current affairs

The United Kingdom changes to the Decimal System for currency, getting rid of shillings, and guineas and simplifying the denomination of pounds into 100 pence. This brought the British pound sterling in line with other currencies and made computer calculation easier.

Art and science

Michael Caine stars in the filmGet Carter, a British crime classic about a man who sets out to get bloody revenge on the gangsters that killed his brother.


The Immigration Act consolidated previous legislation in order to limit immigration, by requiring applicants to hold a work permit and introduced the concept of right of abode.
In Uganda, Idi Amin overthrows President Milton Obote and becomes dictator.

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