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.
London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit
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
The Don McCullin Exhibition Supporters Circle
Tim Jefferies and Hamiltons Gallery
The Mead Family Foundation
and Tate Patrons
InterviewDiana Zeyneb Alhindawi talks about the ethics of her work and the impact of technology on documenting conflict
Tate EtcAn extensive interview with Don McCullin by Tate Etc.
InterviewMcCullin explores his artworks that do not depict war