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Don McCullin

Don McCullin, ‘Near Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin’ 1961
Don McCullin, Near Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin 1961. Tate. © Don McCullin

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

This exhibition includes many of his iconic war photographs – including images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria, often captured at great personal risk. But it also focuses on the work he did at home 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 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
Plan your visit


5 February – 6 May 2019

Extended opening hours on Fridays 1 March and 5 April for Late at Tate Britain


£18 / FREE for Members

Admission £18 (Advance booking £16)

Concession £17 (Advance booking £15)

Family child 12–18 years £5

Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)

16–25? Join Tate Collective for £5 tickets

School groups must be booked in advance

Tickets can be booked online or by phone on +44 (0) 20 7887 8888 (9.45–18.00 daily)

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