Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes
Many have seen Don McCullin's haunting pictures of conflict, but few have heard his own thoughts on his acclaimed career. Created by photographer David Sims for the Dunhill 'Voices' campaign, for three minutes and twenty seconds we are taken into the mind of one this generation's most iconic photographers.
'The majority of the last 50 years of my life has been wasted photographing wars. What good have I done showing these pictures of suffering', McCullin says.
Thought-provoking and poignant, he talks about being saved from a bullet by his camera, not being able to stop the horrors in front of his lens, and his journey in reconciling with what he has seen. Not covering conflict anymore, he articulates with great clarity the freedom he finds in photographing landscapes and the power of discovery.
'When my time’s up on this Earth I want to leave a legacy behind of beautiful landscape pictures of Somerset', he says. 'I don't want to be remembered as a war photographer. I hate that title.'
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