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Blair at War: photographs by Nick Danziger, 2003

In March 2003, as Tony Blair took the final steps towards leading the nation to war with Iraq, award-winning photojournalist Nick Danziger and Times Literary Supplement editor Peter Stothard were given thirty days of unprecedented access to the Prime Minister and his closest aides. Danziger's portraits tell the candid story of a decisive time in Britain's political history. Revealing the inner circle of the political players in Downing Street, at Camp David and in the power corridors of Europe, these portraits provide a poignant insight into Blair's hopes and fears as he took on a sceptical electorate, the Labour Party, Jacques Chirac and ultimately Saddam Hussein. Sandy Nairne, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery says: 'Danziger's closely observed portraits of Tony Blair take us to the heart of statesmanship: to the interaction between world leaders at a critical moment.'

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