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Don McCullin

Don McCullin, ‘Liverpool 8’ 1961
Don McCullin, Liverpool 8 1961. Tate. © Don McCullin

See Tate Britain's hugely popular Don McCullin exhibition at Tate Liverpool

Discover the work of legendary British photographer Don McCullin (b. 1935). See more than 250 iconic photographs captured over the last 60 years. The exhibition includes poignant images of conflict taken in Vietnam and Syria. These will be shown alongside photographs of the UK, which depict scenes of working-class life in the industrial north and London's East End. On display will be some of McCullin's most recent landscape photography taken in the artist’s home county of Somerset.

In addition to the images shown at Tate Britain, there will be a special selection of photographs depicting life and industrial scenes of Liverpool and other northern towns and cities during the 1960s and 70s.

Alongside these photographs, all printed by McCullin himself in his own darkroom, you’ll have the opportunity to see his magazine spreads, contact sheets, helmet and the Nikon camera which took a bullet for him in Cambodia.

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.

Don McCullin, ‘Consett, County Durham’ 1974
Don McCullin
Consett, County Durham 1974
© Don McCullin
Don McCullin Local Boys in Bradford 1972

Don McCullin, Local Boys in Bradford 1972. Photo courtesy of Don McCullin

Don McCullin Protester, Cuban Missile Crisis, Whitehall, London 1962

Don McCullin, Protester, Cuban Missile Crisis, Whitehall, London 1962. Photo courtesy of Don McCullin

Don McCullin Grenade Thrower, Hue, Vietnam 1968

Don McCullin Grenade Thrower, Hue, Vietnam 1968. Photo courtesy of Don McCullin

Don McCullin, ‘Woods near My House, Somerset’ c.1991
Don McCullin
Woods near My House, Somerset c.1991
© Don McCullin

Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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5 June – 27 September 2020


£13 / FREE for Members

Concession £11

16-25? Join Tate Collective for £5 tickets (online booking only)

Under 16s FREE (up to four per family adult)

School groups must be booked in advance

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