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Nick Owen

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IMAGE CREDITS: COFFEE SHOP SIGNS BY FORGRAPHIC / CHRISTINA BROOM, MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN WRITERS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE PREPARING TO MARCH IN THE N.U.W.S.S. PROCESSION, JUNE 1908 (GLASS PLATE, 1908, CAT. NO. IN1285, MUSEUM OF LONDON) / TOM HAMMICK, WOMAN IN AN OVERCOAT (CHINE COLLE ETCHING, 2009) / UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER, FRANÇOISE LAFITTE AND HER BABY SON, FRANÇOIS LAFITTE (c.1914) / GEORGE C. BERESFORD, REBECCA WEST (CICILY ISABEL ANDREWS), (c. 1912) NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON /UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER A SUFFRAGETTE IS ARRESTED (DETAIL) (JAN 1914) CENTRAL PRESS / WARWICK TRADING COMPANY /JULIA MARGARET CAMERON, SIR GALAHAD AND THE PALE NUN (ALBUMEN SILVER PRINT FROM GLASS NEGATIVE, 1874), METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK. FROM HER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN TO ILLUSTRATE TENNYSON’S IDYLLS OF THE KING / STEVE IBBITSON, DARK CHANNEL (FUJIFILM EMULSION, 2016) / JOSEPH WRIGHT (‘WRIGHT OF DERBY’), AN EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN THE AIR PUMP (DETAIL) (OIL ON CANVAS, 1768) THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON / AUBREY BEARDSLEY, A COMEDY OF SIGHS THEATRICAL POSTER (DETAIL) (LITHOGRAPH AND LETTERPRESS, 1894) / A WAVE BECOMING- / JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT, LE BOIS DE L’HERMITE, OU LES BORDS DU LAC TRASIMÈNE (THE HERMIT’S WOODS, OR THE BANKS OF LAKE TRASIMÈNE) CLICHÉ-VERRE (SALTED PAPER PRINT) (1858) / BENJAMEN CHINN, BALAYEUR (3 JUIN 1953) / WE ARE THE 99% T SHIRTS DESIGNED FOR CAFEPRESS.COM BY VARITEES / OLD INDIAN SCHOOL POSTER OF THE LEADERS OF THE INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS INCLUDING ALLAN OCTAVIAN HUME / UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER, M.K.GANDHI, BIRLA HOUSE, BOMBAY (MUMBAI), AUGUST 1942 / WILLIAM BLAKE, PITY (1795) (MONOPRINT, WITH INK AND WATERCOLOUR) TATE GALLERY, LONDON / SILICONE BANDS FOR CONSTITUENTS AND ADHERENTS / EMERY WALKER, WILLIAM MORRIS HALF PLATE GLASS POSITIVE (1889), NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON / JOHN WARWICK BROOKE, OLIVER BALDWIN, SON OF FORMER CONSERVATIVE PRIME MINISTER STANLEY BALDWIN, CANVASSING HIS NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOURS. HE IS CONTESTING DUDLEY FOR THE LABOUR PARTY (TOPICAL PRESS AGENCY, 1 OCT 1924), HULTON PICTURE ARCHIVE / ODOARDO FIALETTI, DUE BUSTI DI GIOVANI UOMINI CON CAPPELLI FROM HIS DRAWING MANUAL, IL VERO MODO ET ORDINE PER DISSEGNAR TUTTE LE PARTE ET MEMBRA DEL CORPO HUMANO (VENEZIA, 1608) (ETCHING) / LATER ENGRAVING OF THE WEDGWOOD MEDALLION (1787) IN ERASMUS DARWIN, THE BOTANIC GARDEN: A POEM IN TWO PARTS (1791) / LIGHTBULB LETTERING BY DESIGN ASSETS / NEON TYPE BY DESIGN ASSETS / NEON TYPE 2 BY DESIGN ASSETS / BRITISH MOVIETONE, NEW PICTURES OF BOMBAY RIOTS, STORY NO: BM858, 22 SEP 1930 / NICOLA GASTALDI, PAPER BOATS (2017), FROM THE 100 DAYS LOOPING GIF PROJECT / PRESS PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANK C. CURTIN (ASSOCIATED PRESS), LIBERATED MARRIAGE / PRESS PHOTOGRAPH OF DENIS HEALEY AT THE LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE / LIBERATED MALES ARE BETTER BADGE BOUGHT IN CALIFORNIA / PRESS PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FIRST UK WOMEN’S LIBERATION MARCH (1971) / ‘1969: YEAR OF THE MILITANT WOMAN?’, THE BLACK DWARF (JANUARY 1969) (DETAIL) / STUDIO MAKGILL, PIE CHART FOR THE GOOD MODERN (ENAMEL PIN) SHOWING THE PERCENTAGE OF TYPES OF MUSIC LISTENED TO IN THE STUDIO MAKGILL OFFICE / SHARING A JOKE SPLASH / MISS MENSAH GOES TO VOTE IN NATIONAL ELECTIONS, ACCRA, GHANA [GOLD COAST], 1951 (CROWN COPYRIGHT: COI REF. K12401) RCS Y3011R/29 ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY COLLECTIONS / PRESS PHOTOGRAPH OF M.N.ROY AND ELLEN GOTTSCHALK / POLICE PHOTOGRAPH OF V.D SAVARKAR TAKEN AT THE TIME OF HIS ARREST IN 1910 / PRESS PHOTOGRAPH OF RAMSAY MACDONALD IN THE UNIFORM OF THE LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL ON HIS WAY TO A MEETING OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL, 2 SEP 1937 / ANTI-IMPERIALISM IN 1960, AN IMAGINARY PELICAN BOOK / PRESS PHOTOGRAPH, RIOT IN KARACHI, FEB 1931 / RON HAVIV, BOSNIA (1992) USED AS COVER IMAGE OF HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN WRONGS / HENRY GAWTHORN, STREET BY MOONLIGHT LITHOGRAPH (1920) FOR THE INDIAN STATE RAILWAYS BOARD / UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER, M.K.GANDHI (c.1930) / HOWARD HODGKIN, INDIAN VIEW L (SCREENPRINT, 1971) / THE INDIAN JIGSAW 1942 / M.K.GANDHI, POSTCARD TO EDWARD THOMPSON (1939) / BLUE PLAQUE COMMEMORATING GANDHI’S VISIT TO LONDON IN 1931, KINGSLEY HALL, TOWER HAMLETS, LONDON E3 (2017) / HOME RULE POSTAGE LABEL FEATURING ANNIE BESANT (1917) / PRESS PHOTOGRAPH, SIR JOHN COLVILLE, GOVERNOR OF BOMBAY, AND B.H.KHER, PRIME MINISTER SALUTE THE BOMBAY HOME GUARDS ON INDEPENDENCE DAY, 15 AUG 1947 / HENRI CARTIER BRESSON, LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN, EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA; JAWAHARLAL NEHRU; EDWINA CYNTHIA ANNETTE, COUNTESS MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA (BROMIDE PRINT, 1948) NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY / PRESS PHOTOGRAPH, ERNEST BEVIN AND KING ABDULLAH I OF JORDAN (1949) / PRESS PHOTOGRAPH, ANTHONY EDEN, WINSTON S. CHURCHILL, C.R.ATTLEE AND HERBERT MORRISON PROCESS TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY ON V.E. DAY, AUG 1945 / PRESS PHOTOGRAPH, THE BRITISH COMMANDER AND INDIAN CREW OF A SHERMAN TANK OF THE 9TH ROYAL DECCAN HORSE, 255TH INDIAN TANK BRIGADE, ENCOUNTER A NEWLY LIBERATED ELEPHANT ON THE ROAD TO MEIKTILA, 29 MARCH 1945 , IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM / INDIAN MATCHBOX LABELS / PRESS PHOTOGRAPH, B.H.KHER, PRIME MINISTER OF BOMBAY, PRESENTS INDIA’S NEW FLAG TO THE COMMANDER OF BOMBAY HOME GUARDS ON INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY, 15 AUG 1947.