On the Battlefield with Sir McCullin

On the Battlefield with Sir McCullin
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Don McCullin was born, in 1935, in a poor neighbourhood of North London. He broke into photojournalism at the end of the 1950s with an image that portrayed a group of friends that all belonged to a local gang. That photo, which ended up in The Observer, represented a turning-point in the life of that down-and-out kid. Starting in the ‘60s, his Nikon in hand, McCullin dedicated himself to war photography for the Sunday Times Magazine, as a war correspondent in Vietnam, Cypress and Northern Ireland. He won many awards for his reporting and became the first photographer in history to be dubbed a Knight of the Order of the British Empire in 1993. Today, Sir McCullin lives immersed in the meditative landscapes of Somerset. The Tate Britain dedicates a retrospective with over 250 unforgettably stunning photos from his career spanning over 60 years, showing, not only the brutality of war and its victims, but also the poverty and difficulty of London’s East End.
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