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