Victoria Art Gallery Exhibitions – Don McCullin: Shaped by War

Don McCullin: Shaped by War

11 September - 21 November 2010
An Imperial War Museum touring exhibition, originated at IWM North in 2010

 

View a press release here

 

See a BBC interview with Kate Adie at the opening of the exhibition here.

 

‘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.

 

Image: Don McCullin

Don McCullin




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Don McCullin, US Marine, Hue, Vietnam, 1968

Don McCullin, US Marine, Hue, Vietnam, 1968

 

Image: Don McCullin, Grieving woman with young boy, Cyprus

Don McCullin, Grieving woman with young boy, Cyprus

 

Image: Don McCullin, US troops, Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, 1961

Don McCullin, US troops, Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, 1961

 

Image: Don McCullin, Mother and weeping chilkd, Bangladesh

Don McCullin, Mother and weeping child, Bangladesh