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Don McCullin

Festival of Ideas


Friday 14 September 2018
4 — 5pm

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Don McCullin

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Photographer Don McCullin talks about how his experiences of war photography have shaped his landscapes and still-lifes.

With a career spanning over 50 years, Don McCullin is best known for his arresting images of war, with his photography spanning continents. McCullin recently returned from Syria where he made a documentary about the destruction of Palmyra with Dan Cruickshank. Over the last ten years McCullin has focused his lens closer to home, on the landscapes that surround his house in Somerset. At this event he talks about the complex relationship between the two very different sides of his photographic career with broadcaster and journalist, Alex Clark.

McCullin worked for the Sunday Times for 18 years and covered every major conflict in his adult lifetime until the Falklands War. The finest photojournalist of his generation, he has received many honours including a CBE. He received a knighthood in the 2017 New Year Honours List.

This event will be followed by a Q&A.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Friday 14 September 2018

4 — 5pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£16, £10 concessions