Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace

From War Photographs to Landscapes, 1958–2011

Don McCullin reviewing an exhibition of his prints back in 1964.

I realise that I am not making the first post in the section “exhibitions” a local event, but an exhibition highlighting Don McCullin’s photography is one that you should go and see if you like gritty black and white photography.

Don McCullin, CBE Hon FRPS has been a great British photojournalist for fifty years. Based out of London, McCullin quickly became known for his grainy black and white war images, using his favourite film: Kodak Tri-X.

His impact on photography will be showcased in the exhibition Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace, featuring more than 150 photographs.

McCullin is best known for his memorable images of the world’s most dangerous conflict areas and social disasters: the building of the Berlin wall, the war in Congo, the Vietnam War, civil war in Biafra, fighting in Northern Ireland and the war in Lebanon. However, his recent photography focuses on sublime landscapes. This exhibition is curated by Robert Pledge, Co-founder and Editorial Director of Contact Press Images. McCullin’s work has never been shown in Australia before and the State Library is the exclusive Australian venue.

His photographic exhibition will be held at the State Library of NSW 26 Sep – 27 Oct 2014 in the Exhibition Galleries.

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