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Don McCullin

British, b. 1935

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Don McCullin

British, b. 1935

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Photojournalist Don McCullin is recognized internationally for his iconic and unflinching images of war zones in Indochina, Latin America, the Middle East, and particularly Vietnam. Predominantly self-taught, McCullin came to prominence in 1958 when a newspaper bought his images of a London gang involved in the murder of a policeman, and later received international acclaim for his photographs of the Berlin wall. After seeing his work, photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said to him: “I have one word to say to you: Goya,” referencing the painter famous for his depictions of war and violence. McCullin also produced classic images of the Beatles in the 1960s and, more recently, ruins on the frontiers of the Roman Empire.

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Photojournalist Don McCullin is recognized internationally for his iconic and unflinching images of war zones in Indochina, Latin America, the Middle East, and particularly Vietnam. Predominantly self-taught, McCullin came to prominence in 1958 when a newspaper bought his images of a London gang involved in the murder of a policeman, and later received international acclaim for his photographs of the Berlin wall. After seeing his work, photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said to him: “I have one word to say to you: Goya,” referencing the painter famous for his depictions of war and violence. McCullin also produced classic images of the Beatles in the 1960s and, more recently, ruins on the frontiers of the Roman Empire.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Tate Britain, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Manifesta