Tate Britain Exhibition

Don McCullin

Don McCullin, ‘The Battle for the City of Hue, South Vietnam, US Marine Inside Civilian House’ 1968, printed 2013
Don McCullin, The Battle for the City of Hue, South Vietnam, US Marine Inside Civilian House 1968, printed 2013. ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. © 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.

Don McCullin, ‘Shell-shocked US Marine, The Battle of Hue’ 1968, printed 2013
Don McCullin
Shell-shocked US Marine, The Battle of Hue 1968, printed 2013
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
© Don McCullin
Don McCullin, ‘Cyprus’ 1964, printed 2013
Don McCullin
Cyprus 1964, printed 2013
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
© Don McCullin
Don McCullin, ‘Near Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin’ 1961
Don McCullin
Near Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin 1961
Tate
© Don McCullin
Don McCullin, The Guvnors in their Sunday Suits, Finsbury Park, London 1958 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, The Guvnors in their Sunday Suits, Finsbury Park, London 1958 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, People of the Karo tribe 2004 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, People of the Karo tribe 2004 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, ‘Catholic Youths Attacking British Soldiers in the Bogside of Londonderry’ 1971, printed 2013
Don McCullin
Catholic Youths Attacking British Soldiers in the Bogside of Londonderry 1971, printed 2013
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
© Don McCullin
Don McCullin, Local Boys in Bradford 1972 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Local Boys in Bradford 1972 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, ‘A Palestinian Mother in Her Destroyed House, Sabra Camp’ 1982, printed 2013
Don McCullin
A Palestinian Mother in Her Destroyed House, Sabra Camp 1982, printed 2013
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
© Don McCullin
Don McCullin, Strange travellers-a destitute Tibetan family in the booking hall of railway station at dawn, Delhi 1965 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Strange travellers-a destitute Tibetan family in the booking hall of railway station at dawn, Delhi 1965 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Consett, County Durham 1974 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Consett, County Durham 1974 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Seaside pier on the south coast, Eastbourne, UK 1970s © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Seaside pier on the south coast, Eastbourne, UK 1970s © Don McCullin

Woods near my house, c.1991 Tate Purchased 2012 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Woods Near My House, c.1991 Tate Purchased 2012 © Don McCullin

Tate Britain

Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Dates

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

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