Review: Talk by Don McCullin

We were honoured that highly acclaimed international photographer Sir Don McCullin kindly agreed to give an illustrated talk at Marlborough College recently.

As an iconic war photographer, Don McCullin has witnessed many worldwide human tragedies. When entering zones of conflict or deprivation such as Vietnam, Syria, Berlin, London’s post war East End and the industrial north of England, Don has unflinchingly recorded fighting, suffering and loss so compassionately with his camera. His outstanding humanity was most apparent when Don explained of the numerous times that he faced and photographed distressing and life threatening events; a sustained strength of mind and spirit must of been greatly needed.

Don went on to discuss his present dedication in creating contemplative landscapes and still lives that are taken near his Somerset home and printed within his studio, saying that these works provide respite and time for him to now also make images of beauty.

Many thanks to Don and all those involved in contributing to such a memorable event and evening.

His esteemed exhibition at Tate Britain earlier this year, which included unforgettable images taken and printed by Don over the last 60 years, will also be on show at Tate Liverpool from 5 June until 27 September 2020.

Further information regarding Don McCullin can be found here.

Jonathan Parnham
Head of Visual Arts Promotion

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We were honoured that highly acclaimed international photographer Sir Don McCullin kindly agreed to give an illustrated talk at the College recently. . As an iconic war photographer, Don McCullin has witnessed many worldwide human tragedies. When entering zones of war, conflict or deprivation such as Vietnam, Syria, Berlin, London’s post war East End and the industrial north of England, Don has unflinchingly recorded fighting, suffering and loss so compassionately with his camera. His outstanding humanity was most apparent when he explained of the numerous times that he faced and photographed so many distressing and life threatening events; a sustained strength of mind and spirit must of been greatly needed. . Don went on to discuss his recent dedication in creating contemplative landscapes and still lives, taken near his Somerset home and printed within his studio, saying that these works provide respite and time for him to now also make images of beauty. His esteemed exhibition at Tate Britain earlier this year, which included unforgettable images, taken and printed by Don over the last 60 years, will also be on show at Tate Liverpool from 5 June until 27 September 2020. . #DonMcCullin @tateliverpool @tate #tate #marlboroughcollege

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