Previously Unseen Portraits of Susan Boyle and Tony Blair Go on Display at National Portrait Gallery

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LONDON.- Previously unreleased portraits of singer Susan Boyle, former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and art historian and museum director Sir Roy Strong, form part of a new display at the National Portrait Gallery. The display highlights 16 portraits recently acquired for the Gallery’s Collection by acclaimed photographer John Swannell. The portraits on display range from previously unseen photographs taken in the last year, to portraits taken at the start of his career in the early 1970s. The display, Now and Then: Photographs by John Swannell, runs from 22 April until 31 December 2011 in Room 38a of the Gallery. The photographs of Boyle and Blair are both unpublished images from Swannell’s photo shoots for their respective recent