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Don McCullin

Teoksen Unreasonable Behaviour: An Autobiography tekijä

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Sir Don McCullin grew up in north London. He worked for the Sunday Times for eighteen years and has covered every major conflict in his adult lifetime. The finest British photojournalist of his generation, he has received many honors and awards including the CBE. He received a knighthood in the näytä lisää 2017 New Year honors list. He lives in Somerset. näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Don McCullin (2000) 77 kappaletta
In England (2000) 38 kappaletta
Don McCullin (Photofile) (1899) 33 kappaletta
Hearts of Darkness (1677) 31 kappaletta
A Day in the Life of The Beatles (2010) 30 kappaletta
Shaped by War (2010) 28 kappaletta
Open Skies (1989) 24 kappaletta
Aperture 97 (1984) — Valokuvaaja — 22 kappaletta
The destruction business (1971) 21 kappaletta
Don McCullin (2019) — Valokuvaaja — 20 kappaletta
100 Photos de Don Mccullin pour la Liberte de la Presse (2009) — Valokuvaaja — 19 kappaletta
India (1999) 18 kappaletta

Associated Works

London: Portrait of a City (2013) — Valokuvaaja — 87 kappaletta
Granta 143: After the Fact (2018) — Valokuvaaja — 43 kappaletta
Granta 9: John Berger, Boris (1983) — Valokuvaaja — 43 kappaletta
McCullin (Documentary, 2012)[DVD] (1983) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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too many same photos.
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mahallett | Aug 22, 2021 |
McMullen is a great photographer. I have 1 book. the library has 1. huge heavy book. not that interesting for me.
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mahallett | May 22, 2021 |
Don McCullin is best known for his stark war photography. The images that he has taken all over the world from Afghanistan to the troubles in Northern Ireland of conflict show human misery and suffering at its worst. He has an unnerving way of getting to the essence of the story at the time, whilst showing compassion for his subjects. Authorities took a dim view of his work as he was prepared to help those in need and even had a bounty on his head.

The images that he took were about the people, but they were also about the place and this latest book of his is very much about the Landscape. This book is full of the images that he has taken recently as well as a few going back four decades or so. Each photo has that same razor-sharp composition that made him famous, but what really makes this so special is the way he captures the light.

He has used the light to great effect in all of these photos. Each Black and white image is dark and brooding and sometimes menacing. The stormy weather adds to the foreboding atmosphere too. I like the way that he has made some images grainy, adding to the drama. The pictures have been selected from his vast array, and some pictures of places still troubled by horrendous conflict, the images of Syria after bombing taken last year are quite horrific.

Quite a collection. I liked the A3 format of the book, it adds a certain amount of heft and gravitas. The Guardian has got some images here if you want a taster of what the book is like.
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PDCRead | Apr 6, 2020 |
An important but troubling book. McCullin is probably the best photographer of war and conflict to come out of the 20th Century; by which I mean that his images are disturbing and powerful.

This book is an overview of his career up to about 2001, and it is bookended by images he took of the Somerset Levels and other landscapes after his "retirement". Even these images, taken in monochrome in wintry conditions, have a bleakness about them that suggests that after a career exposed to and exposing real-world horror, McCullin shuns conventional beauty in favour of truth.

The book then chronicles his early work as a documentary photojournalist in London and other parts of the UK, and then plunges us into conflict, starting with Cyprus in 1964 and ending in Beirut in 1982. The dark side of the 20th century is exposed here for all to see; and some of his non-conflict work, such as pictures of industrial decline from Britain in the 1970s or homelessness in London in 1969, is set in chronological order so we can see that darkness was not absent from our own shores in that time.

The book ends with a section called 'Upriver', which contains images of indigenous peoples of Asia and Indonesia, all linked with themes of rivers and seas, before ending with some final images of the Somerset Levels again.

McCullin was in the thick of the action and was wounded in Cambodia in 1970. He has recently announced that at the age of 77 he is going to go to Syria to photograph the conflict there, probably as an act of defiance towards the state of modern commercial news photography, with its emphasis on celebrity and citizen photojournalism, with all its baggage of potential bias and free use by lazy news editors. It is an honest intention, and this book reflects that stark honesty in McCullin's whole career.
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RobertDay | Dec 28, 2012 |

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