A Complex Political Decision Captured in Black and White

Published: Wednesday, 03/05/2008 12:00 am EST

Sometimes you can't plan things better if you try. Take Nick Danziger's 2003 photo assignment with then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The British photojournalist and documentary-maker, together with Times Literary Supplement editor Peter Stothard, were scheduled to follow Mr. Blair and his entourage for 30 days for an assignment to mark Mr. Blair's 50th birthday. Little did Mr. Danziger know, those would be the days in which the leader would be facing one of the biggest tests of his political career: trying to convince not only the United Nations and international community, but also his governing Labour party, of the necessity of going to war in Iraq with the Americans.

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