Don McCullin at Tate Britain

27 June 2018


Open: 5th February to 6th May 2019

Tate Britain will present a comprehensive retrospective of Don McCullin CBE HonFRPS in 2019.

The exhibition will feature over 250 photographs, all printed by McCullin himself in his own darkroom, which will provide a unique opportunity to appreciate the scope of his entire career.

This exhibition will include many of his iconic war photographs – including images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria, often captured at great personal risk. It will also focus on his work in the UK, recording scenes of poverty and working class life in London’s East End and the industrial north, as well as meditative landscapes from his home county of Somerset.

Sir Don McCullin was born in 1935 and grew up in a deprived area of north London. He got his first break when a newspaper published his photograph of friends who were in a local gang. From the 1960s he forged a career as probably the UK’s foremost war photographer, primarily working for the Sunday Times Magazine. His unforgettable and sometimes harrowing images are accompanied in the show with his brutally honest commentaries.

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Tate Britain
London SW1P 4RG

Picture copyright: Don McCullin, Near Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin 1961. Tate. © Don McCullin