Tate Britain Exhibition

Don McCullin

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Main View © Don McCullin

Tate Britain presents a comprehensive retrospective of the legendary British photographer Don McCullin

This exhibition showcases some of the most impactful photographs captured over the last 60 years. It includes many of his iconic war photographs – including images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria. But it also focuses on the work he did at home in England, recording scenes of poverty and working class life in London’s East End and the industrial north, as well as meditative landscapes of his beloved Somerset, where he lives.​

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.

With over 250 photographs, all printed by McCullin himself in his own darkroom, this exhibition will be a unique opportunity to appreciate the scope and achievements of his entire career.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
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5 February – 6 May 2019

Advance booking recommended

Tate Britain is open until 22.00 on the first Friday of each month for Late at Tate Britain

Extended opening hours for The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain and Don McCullin exhibitions:

4 May until 22.00

5–6 May until 20.00

Supported by

The Don McCullin Exhibition Supporters Circle

Tim Jefferies and Hamiltons Gallery
The Mead Family Foundation

and Tate Patrons

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