Sir Don McCullin never intended to become a photographer. He found it hard to believe he’d ever escape the poverty of North London. But a spur of the moment photograph launched McCullin into a career spanning 50 years in photography.
As his career progressed, McCullin found himself in increasingly dire situations; The civil war in Cyprus, the war in Vietnam, and the Lebanese civil war to name a few. And while his photographs graced the pages of thousands of publications and earned him notoriety, McCullin became increasingly disenchanted with conflict photography. It just didn’t seem to matter.
Today those conflicts and wars are part of a past he’s trying to understand and to some extent, forget, and he’s doing so by searching the english countryside outside his home for answers.