Visited the Don McCullin exhibition at the Imperial War Museum on Friday. It was a terrific exhibition, McCullin has an unerring knack of bringing humanity into his photos. Somehow his photographs, especially the Black and White ones bring home the full horror of war – it seems much more immediate, more personal and more terrifying than any amount of 24 hour rolling news coverage.
I spent ages studying the photo of the shell-shocked marine waiting for evacuation from Hue. It had even more power as it was a huge enlargement.
I think I will do a separate comment on that photo in the Analysis section.
There is a good review of the exhibition in The Guardian