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date: 15 October 2019

McCullin, Sir Donald free

Kt 2017; CBE 1993

Born 9 Oct. 1935 m 1959 (marr. diss. 1987); two s one d; one s by Laraine Ashton; m 1995, Marilyn Bridges; m 2002, Catherine, er d of Sir Patrick Fairweather , qv; one s

freelance photojournalist


Tollington Park Secondary Sch., Morden; Hammersmith Jun. Art Sch.


Started work at 15 yrs of age after death of father; National Service (RAF), 1954–56; first pictures published by The Observer, 1958; thereafter began photographic career; worked for The Sunday Times for 18 yrs, covering wars, revolutions and travel stories. Exhibitions include: V&A, 1982; Maison de la Photographie, Paris, 2004; Shaped by War, Imperial War Mus. North, 2010; Tate Britain, 2011; Conflict-People-Landscape, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset, 2015; Rencontres D’Arles, 2016. Master of Photography, Photo London 2016. Hon. Fellow, Hereford Coll. of Arts, 2009. Hon. FRPS 1977. DUniv: Bradford, 1993; Open, 1994; Hon. DA: Lincoln, 2005; Bath, 2011; Hon. LittD Glos, 2008


Destruction Business, 1971; Is Anyone Taking Any Notice, 1971; The Palestinians, 1979; Homecoming, 1979; Hearts of Darkness, 1980; Battle Beirut, a City in Crisis, 1983; Perspectives, 1987; Skulduggery, 1987; Open Skies, 1989; (with Lewis Chester) Unreasonable Behaviour (autobiog.), 1990; Sleeping with Ghosts, 1995; India, 1999; Don McCullin, 2001; Cold Heaven: Don McCullin on AIDS in Africa, 2001; In England, 2007; Shaped by War, 2010; Southern Frontiers, 2010; Irreconcilable Truths, 3 vols, 2016


protecting the English countryside, travelling the world, blackberry picking, antiques