Shell-shocked US marine, Hue, Vietnam, February 1968. Photograph: Don McCullin


From February 1st to the 14th of April 2013 – National Gallery of Canada.

Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

Don McCullin/Contact Press Images, Homeless Irishman, East End, London 1969.


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his exhibition of 120 black and white photographs by British photojournalist Don McCullin traces the artist’s journey from working class England to the world’s most notorious conflict zones, including Cyprus, the Congo, Biafra, Vietnam, Lebanon and Ireland.

Don McCullin. Near Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin(detail), 1961. © Don McCullin / Contact Press Images


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cCullin is part of the tradition of humanist photography and war art associated with names such as Goya, Dix and Capa. His more recent work – lyrical, brooding landscapes of Somerset wetlands and Indian elephant festivals – invites quiet reflection.

National Gallery of Canada