Don McCullin Shell-shocked US Marine, The Battle of Hue 1968; printed 2013 © Don McCullin


Born 1935
Nationality English
Birth place London

Don McCullin is one of Britain's best known photojournalists. He made his name in the 1960s, covering most of the world's major conflicts for The Observer and then The Sunday Times. In Cyprus, Vietnam, Biafra and the Lebanon he provided direct and disturbing imagery of the effects of human cruelty through warfare, poverty or enforced starvation. The shift towards lifestyle journalism in the 1980s saw McCullin forced from The Sunday Times. He was prevented by censors from covering the Falklands War. Since 1985 he has worked as a freelance photographer, most recently publishing a book on India.

Glossary terms

Glossary terms

Documentary photography

A style of photographs that presents straightforward records of events, people and places, often recording important historical or political moments.