Don McCullin major retrospective reopens in Liverpool

Sir Don McCullin at Tate Britain
Image: Matt Greenwood/Tate Photography

A major retrospective of legendary British photographer Don McCullin has reopened opened at Tate Liverpool. The Tate Britain exhibition which was first shown in London in 2019, originally opened in Liverpool back in September, but was closed due to restrictions brought in by the government to restrict the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The major exhibition features over 250 photographs taken over a 60 year career – and which have all been printed by Sir Don McCullin himself in his home darkroom.

McCullin is best known as a war photographer – and has captured images of conflict from around the world including Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Lebanon and Biafra. His early images were often taken at great personal risk (his Nikon camera once saved his life, taking the bullet that was aimed at him in Cambodia). 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.