Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Liverpool c. 1970

Don McCullin, Liverpool c. 1970 © Don McCullin

See more than 200 photographs of Liverpool, the north and international conflict, captured over the last 60 years

From the 1960s, Don McCullin (b.1935) forged a career as one of the world's leading photographers of conflict. He has spent his life covering war, famine and displacement around the world. His unforgettable and sometimes harrowing images are accompanied by his brutally honest commentaries of the atrocities he witnessed.

When at home, McCullin often turned his attention to the lives of people in Britain that had been left impoverished by policies of deindustrialisation. The exhibition will feature images depicting life and industrial scenes in Liverpool and other northern towns and cities during the 1960s and 70s. McCullin saw similarities between the lives of the people he photographed and his own childhood.

As a respite from conflict and suffering, McCullin has an interest in landscape photography. Visitors will be able to see images of his home county, Somerset.

Every photograph in this exhibition has been printed by McCullin himself. He is an expert printer, working in his darkroom at home, returning time and time again to produce the best possible results. In doing so, he revisits painful memories of his assignments; of people and places that are impossible to forget.

A version of this exhibition has previously been shown at Tate Britain.

Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
Plan your visit


16 September 2020 – 5 September 2021

Including Bank Holiday Mondays 31 May and 30 August

  • Advance booking is recommended
  • All visitors including Members need to book a ticket
  • This ticket includes access to the collection route

Supported by

The Don McCullin Exhibition Supporters Group

Tim Jeffries and Hamiltons Gallery
Scott Mead and The Mead Family Foundation
Afsi Moshiri

Tate Members

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