Keeping my Devils close

According to Sri Lankan lore, I understand, you should keep an image of your devils close by, so you know what they look like – and where they are. 

Here’s mine, George W Bush and Tony Blair, photographed in April 2003 as I was on my way to Baghdad, the war just underway. The photo is by Nick Danziger, who won a World Press Photo Award for it.

There are only three prints: Nick has one, the National Portrait Gallery in London a second, and this is the third, bought at a Index on Censorship fundraiser three years ago and finally out of storage and on the wall of my repainted home office… 


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