Accompanying an exhibition at Tate Liverpool of iconic British photographer, Don McCullin (b.1935), this exquisitely produced book includes his work from the mid-1950s to the present. Highlighting all areas of McCullin’s output, it reflects his long career as a conflict photographer, social documentary practice, travel assignments and his more recent engagement with landscape. This new edition to accompany Tate Liverpool’s exhibition features newly-printed images of Liverpool and the North of England taken in the 1960s and 70s.
A native Londoner, McCullin began to take photographs in the 1950s documenting his surroundings and local community, including the gangs in his neighbourhood. In 1958 his photograph The Guvnors – a portrait of a notorious Finsbury Park gang who were involved in the murder of a police officer – was published in the Observer, launching his career as a photojournalist. He went on to become one of the best-known war correspondents in the country.