McCullin – a study in integrity

Don McCullin with his trademark humility and honesty talks through his life and images. Having covered numerous conflicts including Biafra, Congo, Vietnam, Lebanon and Cyprus Don McCullin is more qualified than most to comment on conflicts and their appalling effects on all who are touched by them. 

His war photographs show a deep empathy with individuals caught up in circumstances. beyond their control. His anti-war message screams out of his shots of both combatants and civilian, perpetrators and victims.

Don McCullin now shoots stunning photographs of English landscapes, though even these betray a darkness which clearly smothers him. His landscapes are primarily winterscapes and are printed dark whilst still allowing the beauty of the subject to draw in the viewer.

His is a testimony which must be heard and taught.

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