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.

Don McCullin Liverpool 8 in the early 1960's. 1963 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin Liverpool 8 in the early 1960's. 1963 © 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, Fishermen playing during their lunch break, Scarborough, Yorkshire 1967 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Fishermen playing during their lunch break, Scarborough, Yorkshire 1967 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Early shift, West Hartlepool steelworks, County Durham 1963 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Early shift, West Hartlepool steelworks, County Durham 1963 © Don McCullin

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, Consett, County Durham 1976 © Don McCullin

Don McCullin, Consett, County Durham 1976 © Don McCullin

Our exhibition guide explores the exhibition room by room.

Tate Liverpool is located on the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. There is level access to the gallery via the main revolving doors and two side doors.

The exhibition is on the 4th floor of the building.

  • Toilets are located in the basement and on the first and second floors
  • A Changing Places toilet is located in the ground floor foyer
  • Ear defenders can be borrowed from the front desk

For more information before your visit:

Email visiting.liverpool@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)151 702 7400

Check all Tate Liverpool accessibility information

Visitor numbers are being carefully managed. There are increased cleaning regimes in high use areas, protective screens on desks and counters and hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery. ​

​When you visit:​

  • Keep your distance from others​
  • Follow the one-way route​
  • Please wear a face covering unless you are exempt

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Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
Plan your visit

Dates

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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