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About the Work

I chose the subtitle 'Washington, DC' because that is where the photograph was taken. In August 1973, I had the good fortune to stay with Ed Clark, President Kennedy's official photographer in Washington. He had kindly arranged a press pass for me to photograph the Watergate hearings. However, the day I arrived, the hearings unexpectedly went into summer recess, and so I contented myself with the self-portrait. The work I am holding features a portrait by Ed Clark of the President holding Ed Clark's portrait of the President's baby, Caroline. The correspondence, edged in black, is from Jackie Kennedy to the Clarks following the assassination in Dallas of her husband.

(Collection: Arts Council of Wales)

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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