Shaped by WarBook - 2010
Don McCullin has held many exhibitions over the years, including his first landmark show at the V&A in London nearly thirty years ago. As the greatest war photographer of his time, it is no surprise that his work is the subject of a huge exhibition currently being organized by the Imperial War Museum. The exhibition will open at the museum's Manchester site in February 2010, where it will run for a few months and then open at the London museum a year later.
The accompanying book will be a departure from the usual format of MCullin publishing and will be sized to match the originalSunday Times Magazine, where so much of his work first appeared. Focusing on his important stories the book will trace his entire career. McCullin has been interviewed on film for many hours for this project and the edited transcriptions of those interviews will form much of the substance of his text.
McCullin's little known colour work will be reproduced along side pages from the magazines and an assemblage of McCullin's personal material and documents. These include his cameras, boots and helmet, numerous passports and photographs of him at work on the battlefield, together with illuminating personal correspondence.
Baker & Taylor
Looks at the life of the documentary photographer along with key photographs documenting fifty years of conflicts throughout the world.
Don McCullin has held many exhibitions over the years, including his first landmark show at the V&A in London. As the greatest war photographer of his time, it is no surprise that his work is the subject of a huge exhibition organized by the Imperial War Museum. Focusing on his important stories, this book traces his entire career.
Independent Publishing Group
No other photographer in modern times has recorded war and its aftermath as widely and unsparingly as Don McCullin. After a London childhood during the Blitz, McCullin feels his life has indeed been shaped by war. From the building of the Berlin Wall at the height of the Cold War to El Salvador and Kurdistan, McCullin has covered the major conflicts of the last 50 years, with the notable exception of the Falklands, for which he was denied access. This remarkable narrative of McCullin's life contains a collection of pictures of him in the field with key photographs from his career. Whenever possible emphasis has been placed on the presentation of previously unpublished material. The inclusion of rarely-seen color work challenges the conventional appraisal of McCullin's world being exclusively black and white. Numerous documents, original publications, and personal mementoes are reproduced, including his cameras, boots, helmet, numerous passports, and illuminating personal correspondence. McCullin recounts the course of his professional life in a series of devastating texts on war, the events, and the power of photography. The brutality of conflict returns over and over again, and here McCullin voices his despair.
"Published by Jonathan Cape in association with the Imperial War Museum."-- P. 207