Don McCullin has been making photographs for more than 50 years, first capturing the small dramas of everyday life in 1950s London, then travelling to the world’s most dangerous conflict zones, and more recently exploring the landscapes of Somerset in England. The images carry a dramatic feel and a preference for stormy skies that reveal an intimacy with conflict and destruction. Mar 14, 2020 - Explore J Buchanan's board "Don McCullin", followed by 532 people on Pinterest. Don McCullin's landscape photography – in pictures. Don McCullin: I’d like to get away from the awful reputation of being a war photographer. I think, in a way, it’s parallel to calling me a kind of abattoir worker, somebody who works with the dead, or an undertaker or something. Few have enjoyed a career so long; none one of such variety and critical acclaim. I went to war to photograph it in a compassionate way, and I came to the conclusion that it was a filthy, vile business. For the past 50 years he has proved himself a photojournalist without equal, whether documenting the poverty of London’s East End, or the horrors of wars in Africa, Asia or the Middle East. In later years, McCullin has turned to landscape, still-life works and commissioned portraits. I’m none of those things. See more ideas about war photography, photojournalist, photojournalism. In November 2015 McCullin was named the Photo London Master of Photography for 2016, at the launch of Photo London , an art fair due to open at Somerset House in May 2016. The veteran war photographer has turned his lens to more peaceful scenes in recent years and for his latest book, The Landscape. Don McCullin is one of our greatest living photographers. “I don’t believe you can see what’s beyond the edge unless you put your head over it,” McCullin is quoted at the Tate exhibition. McCullin’s landscapes take simple elements – trees overhanging water, a pond, a flooded field – and transform them, through his use of light and dark, into dramatic, clashing compositions on his characteristic monochrome prints.