Photographers I admire: Donald “Don” McCullin

Donald “Don” McCullin, CBE Hon FRPS (9 October 1935) is a British photojournalist, particularly recognized for his war photography and images of urban strife.

His career, which began in 1959, has specialized in examining the underside of society, and his photographs have depicted the unemployed, downtrodden and the impoverished.

“I have been manipulated, and I have in turn manipulated others, by recording their response to suffering and misery. So there is guilt in every direction: guilt because I don’t practise religion, guilt because I was able to walk away, while this man was dying of starvation or being murdered by another man with a gun. And I am tired of guilt, tired of saying to myself: “I didn’t kill that man on that photograph, I didn’t starve that child.” That’s why I want to photograph landscapes and flowers. I am sentencing myself to peace.”

http://www.hamiltonsgallery.com/artists/29-Don-McCullin/overview/shell-shocked-marine-mccullin

2018-01-12T14:36:00+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Photographers I Admire, Recent posts|0 Comments