Steve McQueen CBE
Steve McQueen has been appointed a CBE in the New Year Honours List (title link). No, not the great Hollywood actor, but that Turner Prize winner much loved by the Brit. Anti-art Establishment. He represented Britain at the 2009 Venice Biennale with his film Giardini. It would be easy to dismiss him as just another Turner winner, but he also gained the Caméra d'Or at Cannes for his debut feature film Hunger (2008). CLICK to see a Guardian slide show from 2008 of his work. This year he exhibited Queen and Country, which opened his campaign to have British soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq commemorated on postage stamps. The attractive young lady above is Keisha Meade, the sister of Fusilier Donal Meade of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers who died in 2005 aged 20. She stands next to her brother's image on McQueen's stamps at the National Portrait Gallery.