Don McCullin

16 September 2020 – 9 May 2021

Discover the work of legendary British photographer Don McCullin (b. 1935). See more than 250 iconic photographs captured over the last 60 years. The exhibition includes poignant images of conflict taken in Vietnam and Syria. These will be shown alongside photographs of the UK, which depict scenes of working-class life in the industrial north and London’s East End. On display will be some of McCullin’s most recent landscape photography taken in the artist’s home county of Somerset.

In addition to the images shown at Tate Britain, there will be a special selection of photographs depicting life and industrial scenes of Liverpool and other northern towns and cities during the 1960s and 70s.

Alongside these photographs, all printed by McCullin himself in his own darkroom, there’s also the opportunity to see his magazine spreads, contact sheets, helmet and the Nikon camera which took a bullet for him in Cambodia.

Sir Don McCullin was born in 1935 and grew up in a deprived area of north London. He got his first break when a newspaper published his photograph of friends who were in a local gang. From the 1960s he forged a career as probably the UK’s foremost war photographer, primarily working for the Sunday Times Magazine. His unforgettable and sometimes harrowing images are accompanied in the show with his brutally honest commentaries.

 

Caption:  Nederlands: World Press Photo 1964 , Donald McCullin bij zijn foto. Creative Commons

Further information:
  • Opening times Monday to Sunday 10.00 am to 5.30 pm; 10.30 am on the first Wednesday of every month. Booking is essential
  • Tickets cost £13 pp; concessions are available
  • Location Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB
  • Getting there: By train  – The nearest station  is James Street station, Liverpool L27PQ (720 metres approx.) – mainline rail tickets to Liverpool Lime Street station are valid for travel to James Street Station; By bus – Liverpool ONE Bus Station on Canning Street is directly opposite the Albert Dock, approximately 365 metres from Tate Liverpool. Route C4 also stops at the Albert Dock; By car  –  follow the brown signs to the Waterfront – the Q-Park Liverpool ONE in Strand Street is close by; By ferry – Mersey Ferries from Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral call at the Pier Head (960 metres approx.)
  • For more information  please call 0151 702 7400

https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool