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Don McCullin

Main Gallery and HGG2

September 11 – November 16, 2019

Don McCullin, Protester, Cuban Missile Crisis, Whitehall, London, 1962, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Protester, Cuban Missile Crisis, Whitehall, London, 1962 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Shell Shocked Marine, Hue, Vietnam, 1968, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Shell Shocked Marine, Hue, Vietnam, 1968 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

20 5/8 x 13 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Congolese Soldiers Tormenting Captured Lumumbist Freedom Fighters before Killing Them, 1964, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Congolese Soldiers Tormenting Captured Lumumbist Freedom Fighters before Killing Them, 1964 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Near Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, 1961, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Near Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, 1961 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

17 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches 

Don McCullin, Road to the Battlefields, Somme, France, 2000, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Road to the Battlefields, Somme, France, 2000 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Christian Gunmen in foyer of Holiday Inn, Beirut, 1976, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Christian Gunmen in Foyer of Holiday Inn, Beirut, 1976 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches 

Don McCullin, US Marine Hurling a Grenade Seconds before Being Shot Through the Left Hand, Hue, Vietnam, 1968, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

US Marine Hurling a Grenade Seconds before Being Shot through the Left Hand, Hue, Vietnam, 1968 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches 

Don McCullin, A Palestinian woman returning to the ruins of her house, Sabra, Beirut, 1982, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

A Palestinian Woman Returning to the Ruins of her House, Sabra, Beirut, 1982 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, The temple of flags, Palmyra, c.2006-09, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

The Temple of Flags, Palmyra, c.2006-09

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, The Colonnade, Palmyra, Syria, 2008, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

The Colonnade, Palmyra, Syria, 2008 

Gelatin silver print

16 x 19 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, The columns of the temple shrine, Palmyra, Syria, 2006-09, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

The Columns of the Temple Shrine, Palmyra, Syria, c.2006-09 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

20 3/4 x 16 inches 

Don McCullin, The avenue, Apamea, Syria, c.2006-09, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

The Avenue, Apamea, Syria, c.2006-09 

Gelatin silver print

16 x 20 1/2 inches 

Don McCullin, The Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, 2008, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

The Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, 2008 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

20 5/8 x 16 1/4 inches 

Don McCullin, Looking towards the Valley of the Tombs, Palmyra, 2005, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Looking Towards the Valley of the Tombs, Palmyra, 2005 

Gelatin silver print 

13 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches 

Don McCullin, Broken sarcophagi before the temples of Bacchus and Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, 2008, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Broken Sarcophagi before the Temples of Bacchus and Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon, 2008 

Gelatin silver print

14 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches 

Don McCullin, Batcombe, Somerset, 2003, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Batcombe, Somerset, 2003 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Creech Hill, Somerset, mid 1990s, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Creech Hill, Somerset, mid 1990s

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

16 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches 

Don McCullin, Unemployed men gathering coal from the shore, West Hartlepool, County Durham, 1963, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Unemployed Men Gathering Coal from the Shore, West Hartlepool, County Durham, 1963 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Bradford, Boys in Bed, 1978, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Bradford, Boys in Bed, 1978

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches 

Don McCullin, Consett, County Durham (kids on a coal slag heap), 1970s, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Consett, County Durham (kids on coal slag heap), 1970s 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Turkish defender leaving the side entrance of a cinema, Limassol, Cyprus, 1964, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Turkish Defender Leaving the Side Entrance of a Cinema, Limassol, Cyprus, 1964 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Mourning woman, Cyprus (this woman's husband was killed in a gun battle in Gazabaran), 1964, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Mourning Woman, Cyprus, (this woman's husband was killed in a gun battle in Gazabaran), 1964 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches 

Don McCullin, Christian woman with hand grenade, Holiday Inn, Beirut, 1976, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Christian Woman with Hand Grenade, Holiday Inn, Beirut, 1976 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

20 1/2 x 13 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Old Palestinian and his wife begging for mercy from the Christian gunmen, Beirut, 1976, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Old Palestinian and his Wife Begging for Mercy from the Christian gunmen, Beirut, 1976 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, A Bridle Path in my Village, Somerset, early 1990s, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

A Bridle Path in my Village, Somerset, early 1990s 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, The Bogside, Derry, Northern Ireland, 1971, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

The Bogside, Derry, Northern Ireland, 1971 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Damaged Schoolhouse, Tet Offensive, Hue, 1968, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Damaged Schoolhouse, Tet Offensive, Hue, 1968 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 x 19 3/4 inches 

Don McCullin, Battle for the City of Hue (US Marine inside civilian house), 1968, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Battle for the City of Hue (US Marine inside civilian house), 1968 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

20 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches 

Don McCullin, US Soldiers Tormenting a Civilian in the Old City of Hue During the Tet Offensive, Hue, 1968, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

US Soldiers Tormenting a Civilian in the Old City of Hue During the Tet Offensive, Hue, 1968 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

20 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches 

Don McCullin, Somerset Levels, Sedgemoor, c.1992, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Somerset Levels, Sedgemoor, c.1992 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Early Morning, West Hartlepool, 1963, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Early Morning, West Hartlepool, 1963 

Gelatin silver print; printed later 

13 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches 

Don McCullin, Ban the Nazis, Finsbury Park, London, 1961-62, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Ban the Nazis, Finsbury Park, London, 1961-62 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1961-62 

7 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches 

Don McCullin, My Brother Michael Smoking, Finsbury Park, London, 1960s, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

My Brother Michael Smoking, Finsbury Park, London, 1960s 

Gelatin silver print; printed 1960s 

7 1/2 x 11 1/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Young Mods, London, 1962, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Yuong Mods, 1962 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1962

11 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches 

Don McCullin, Old Jewish Market, Hessel Street, Whitechapel, London, 1960s, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Old Jewish Market, Hessel Street, Whitechapel, London, 1960s

Gelatin silver print; printed 1960s 

7 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches 

Don McCullin, Harrod's Meat Counter, 1963-65, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Harrod's Meat Counter, 1963-65

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963-65 

7 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches 

Don McCullin, Attacking Army, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1971, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Attacking Army, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1971 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1971 

7 x 10 1/4 inches 

Don McCullin, Gunmen, Limassol, Cyprus, 1964, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Gunmen, Limassol, Cyprus, 1964 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1964 

9 x 14 inches 

Don McCullin, Turks Awaiting Attack, Limassol, Cyprus, 1964, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Turks Awaiting Attack, Limassol, Cyprus, 1964 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1964 

6 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches 

Don McCullin, Turkish Woman Mourning the Death of her Husband, Cyprus, 1964, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Turkish Woman Mourning the Death of her Husband, Cyprus, 1964 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1964 

6 x 9 inches 

Don McCullin, Drunken Men, Aldgate, London, mid 1970s, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Drunken Men, Aldgate, London, mid 1970s 

Gelatin silver print; printed 1980s 

15 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches 

Don McCullin, Round up of Suspected Vietcong Prisoners, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, 1964, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Round Up of Suspected Vietcong Prisoners, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, 1964 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1964 

10 1/4 x 7 inches 

Don McCullin, Marines, Hue, Vietnam, 1968, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Marines, Hue, Vietnam, 1968 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1968 

8 x 11 3/4 inches 

Don McCullin, Dying Cambodian Paratrooper Hit by Same Mortar Shell that Hit McCullin, Near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1970, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Dying Cambodian Paratrooper Hit by Same Mortar Shell that Hit McCullin, Near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1970 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1970 

7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches 

Don McCullin, Charlie Company Use Set Position in the Middle of the Road to Shoot at Distant Running N.V.A. Soldiers, Hue, Vietnam, 1968, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Charlie Company Use Set Position in the Middle of the Road to Shoot at Distant Running N.V.A. Soldiers, Hue, Vietnam, 1968 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1968 

8 x 11 3/4 inches 

Don McCullin, War in the Paddy Fields, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, 1964, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

War in the Paddy Fields, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, 1964 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1980s 

8 x 12 inches 

Don McCullin, Biafra, 1967, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Biafra, 1967 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1967 

6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches 

Don McCullin, Mercenaries, Bukavu, Congo, 1980s, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Mercenaries, Bukavu, Congo, 1980s 

Gelatin silver print; printed 1980s 

6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches 

Don McCullin, Soldiers Buying Bread, Beirut, 1982, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Soldiers Buying Bread, Beirut, 1982

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1982 

6 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches 

Don McCullin, Beirut, 1976, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2019

Beirut, 1976 

Gelatin silver print; printed c.1976 

8 3/4 x 13 3/8 inches 

Press Release

NEW YORK— Sir Don McCullin is widely recognized as one of the world’s greatest photojournalists. Following his recent retrospective at Tate Britain, which received more than 170,000 visitors, forty photographs from McCullin’s six-decade career will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from September 11 through November 16, 2019. This marks his first solo exhibition in New York since 2001, when The Lost Continent, his images of Africa, were presented at the United Nations headquarters. 

 

McCullin’s iconic photographs from Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Syria, and many other sites of conflict are recognized for their brutal honesty, compassion, and their mastery of light and composition. His work in England opens a window into the impoverished lives of people in London’s East End and the industrial north; his contemplative landscapes near his home in Somerset offer a quieter, peaceful moment of repose amidst the human tragedies to which he has borne witness with his camera. 

 

“Photography has given me a life,” McCullin has said. “The very least I could do was try and articulate these stories with as much compassion and clarity as they deserve, with as loud a voice as I could muster. Anything less would be mercenary.” 

 

“I didn’t consider the danger,” he told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in a 2016 interview, “but it’s in my blood. It’s what I’ve done for the last 60 years.”

 

About Don McCullin
Born in 1935, McCullin grew up in north London amidst the blight of the aftermath of the bombings of World War ll. At the age of fifteen, he left school and joined the Royal Air Force as a photographic assistant in Egypt, Cyprus, and Kenya, where he bought his first camera. Beginning in the 1960s, McCullin worked as a photographer documenting war and other human conflict in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Northern Ireland, primarily for the Sunday Times Magazine. In the 1980s, McCullin began to capture other subjects, traveling to Indonesia, India, and Africa and returning with dramatic photo essays focused on remote places and peoples. Over the past three decades, he turned to the English landscape for more serene images, which are the subject of his most recent book, published in 2018. And, he has continued to document conflict in recent years, travelling to northern Iraq to photograph the Kurds’ struggle with ISIS, Syria, and Turkey in October 2015.

 

Among McCullin’s many honors are a 1961 British Press Award for his essay on the construction of the Berlin Wall, a World Press Photo of the Year award in 1964 for his coverage of the armed eruption of ethnic and nationalistic tension in Cyprus. In 1993 he was the first photojournalist to be awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). McCullin was awarded the 2006 Cornell Capa Award by the International Center for Photography in New York for his lifetime contribution to the medium, and in 2017, he was awarded a knighthood by the Queen of England for his services to photography.

 

He is the author of more than a dozen books (mostly published by Jonathan Cape), including his autobiography Unreasonable Behaviour, 1990, updated and published again in 2015, and Don McCullin: The New Definitive Edition retrospective, published the same year. In 2010 he published Southern Frontiers, a record of the Roman Empire’s legacy in North Africa and the Middle East. McCullin’s work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including Tate Britain, Barbican Centre, Imperial War Museum, London; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. His work is held in museum collections around the world including Tate and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.