“The reason I am doing these new landscapes . . . is because it’s a form of healing. I’m kind of healing myself . . . but you can never run away from what you have seen.”

 Don McCullin, Interview in Aperture Magazine, 2009

As part of the contextual research for my Research Project I have looked at the monochrome landscapes of Don McCullin. His engagement with photography was in the battlefields of Vietnam, Beirut and Africa. Later in life, after his career as a war and conflict photographer ended he found a degree of peace in the Somerset Levels, recording the landscape with dark, intense monochrome imagery portraying his experience of life and death.

I find this imagery deeply moving and see it as providing context for my Research Project The Road to Elgol.  Below are some of McCullin’s work:

 

 

References

 McCullin, D (2015) Don McCullin, Jonathan Cape, London

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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