Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
digital colour print, December 2001
23 5/8 in. x 16 3/8 in. (600 mm x 415 mm)
Artistback to top
- Rankin ((John) Rankin Waddell) (1966-), Photographer. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
Rankin was one of ten photographers invited to record The Queen on a number of occasions in the Autumn of 2001 to mark her Golden Jubilee. The Portfolio of photographs was displayed at Windsor Castle and the National Portrait Gallery, London in 2002. On photographing the Queen, Rankin said, '...I have had the opportunity to document the world's most famous face. I only hope I have done justice to the person behind the face.' Taken in the Ballroom, Buckingham Palace.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Ballroom, Buckingham Palace, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- The Queen's Golden Jubilee (1 June 2002 - 9 February 2003)
Events of 2001back to top
Current affairsLabour wins a second landslide general election victory campaigning on improvements to public services based on private finance projects. The Conservative party proved itself to be out-of-touch by ignoring public services and campaigning on the issue of Britain's membership of the EU. The day after the election William Hague resigned as leader of the Conservative Party.
Art and scienceThe Eden Project opens in Cornwall. The eco-centre, conceived by Tim Smit, replicates tropical and temporal climates and houses plants from all over the world in two domed biomes. The project is both a large-scale scientific experiment to study the environmental changes in different biomes over time, and a visitor attraction teaching the public about the natural environment.
InternationalOn 11th September (9/11) America comes under foreign attack for the first time since Pearl Harbour when Islamic Fundamentalist terrorists hijack four planes, flying two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, and one into the Pentagon; the forth plane crashed in a field.
George Bush launches his 'War on Terror' by invading Afghanistan to overthrown the Taliban and capture Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda.
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