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:
McCullin, D (2015) Don McCullin, Jonathan Cape, London
I have seen the Don McCullin Exhibition of his Somerset Landscapes. I agree this work is highly relevent to your project. He creates such depth of feeling and senstaions in his images. The large range of monochrome tones he uses creates such a great impact. From what I seen to date in Alison’s monochrome work, Don McCullin’s work will indeed provide the context for the “Road to Elgol” project.
Thanks. I wonder whether the Exhibition is still running?
I cannot find it on anywhere!
See link below:
A couple of paragraphs above the second image.