Don McCullin: Shaped by
11 September - 21
An Imperial War Museum touring
exhibition, originated at IWM North in 2010
press release here
See a BBC interview with Kate Adie at the opening of the exhibition
‘Photography for me is not looking, it’s
feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re
never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your
pictures.’ Don McCullin
Don McCullin is one of Britain’s greatest
photographers. For 50 years his photographs have shaped our
awareness of modern conflict and its consequences. Today, despite
leaving photojournalism to explore other photographic genres, his
work continues to be influenced by his experiences: his life has
been shaped by war.
This exhibition, timed to coincide with the
Somerset-based photographer's 75th birthday, explores McCullin’s
story and sets his work in context. Over a hundred prints reveal
the full range of his work, from his early years in working class
north London to his hard-hitting work for the Sunday Times
Magazine followed by the reflective landscapes and still lifes
of the last two decades.
A free audioguide tour of the exhibition by
Don McCullin will be available, along with the book Shaped by
War: Don McCullin (£25 plus p&p).
The exhibition has been supported by: John
Jones London, Hamiltons, NKS Contracts Ltd.
Don McCullin, US Marine, Hue, Vietnam, 1968
Don McCullin, Grieving woman with young boy,
Don McCullin, US troops, Friedrichstrasse,
Don McCullin, Mother and weeping child,