Don McCullin in Tate Britain

Posted: February 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

to define is to portray.

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‘Photography isn’t 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.’

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Don McCullin is one of the most important war photographers of the late twentieth century. Throughout his career he has documented conflicts in Vietnam, Lebanon, Cyprus and Biafra. His photographs have depicted war-torn regions with clarity and honesty.

This display takes a broader view of his photographic practice. In one of his first overseas assignments, to Berlin in 1961, McCullin photographed a city troubled by the uneasy coexistence of military occupation and everyday life. His studies of homeless people in east London and the urban landscapes of northern England, made from the 1960s onwards, reveal the harsh reality of life for the poor in post-war Britain.

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From the late 1980s McCullin has been increasingly interested in rural landscapes, producing dramatic compositions…

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