© Norman McBeath / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Norman McBeath
bromide fibre print, June 1993
10 3/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (265 mm x 267 mm)
Artistback to top
- Norman McBeath (1952-), Photographer. Artist of 54 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1993back to top
Current affairsThe Conservative Party is attacked in the media for 'sleaze'. Two MP's resign over sex scandals, two over the 'cash-for-questions affair', and one dies in bizarre and embarrassing circumstances. Journalist Max Clifford was responsible for exposing many of the scandals.
Black teenager Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racist attack by a gang of white youths.
Art and scienceRachel Whiteread wins the Turner Prize for her sculpture House; a concrete cast of the inside of a Victorian terraced house in East London. Controversy was caused by the work itself, by it winning the Turner Prize, and by the decision of Tower Hamlets council to demolish the sculpture.
British inventor James Dyson revolutionises the vacuum cleaner with his eponymous design.