Don McCullin : Conflict – People – Landscape

Don McCullin 1964

An intimate retrospective by Britain’s most celebrated photojournalist, Don McCullin.

Until Jan 31 2016 at: Hauser & Wirth, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL, United Kingdom.

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Don McCullin is one of the most important and celebrated photographers of the 20th century and the first photojournalist to be awarded a CBE. This presentation largely comprises a chronological retrospective of the photographer’s most famous war documentation alongside his early professional work from the time of his first photograph published by a major newspaper in 1959. He produced most of his best known reportage during his employment at The Sunday Times Magazine between 1966 and 1984.

Additionally on view are his black and white Somerset landscapes taken over the past two decades, whose gritty starkness echoes his other work, and about which he has said: “For me photography was originally nothing to do with war, it was to do with the beautiful”. McCullin will also show some of his personal memorabilia including the Nikon camera that saved his life in Vietnam.

Also watch the video below, showing a 2015 interview of Don McCullin in New York by Aperture Foundation, publisher of a new expanded edition of his book Don McCullin which forms a survey of all his work.

Chris Boot In Conversation With Don McCullin from Aperture Foundation on Vimeo.

Featured picture: “Donald McCullin (1964)” by Jac. de Nijs / Anefo – Nationaal Archief. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons