Don McCullin is Named Photo London Master of Photography 2016

The legendary war photographer, Don McCullin has been named as the Photo London Master of Photography 2016. As laureate of this award, he will be the subject of a special exhibition of his work at Somerset House in May 2016, presented by Photo London in association with Hamiltons Gallery. Photo London will also present a rare opportunity to see Don McCullin in a public conversation at Somerset House with Simon Baker, Photography Curator at Tate.

Don McCullin is one of Britain’s most celebrated photographers, highly esteemed for having captured what the Guardian has called some of the ‘most famous images associated with conflict in the 20th and 21st centuries’. In a special conversation with artist and film-maker Isaac Julien during a press conference for the launch of Photo London 2016, McCullin explained why he views photography as a totally essential medium, saying, “I’ve always thought photography is not so much of an art form but a way of communicating and passing on information.” Of his long career as a photographer, he said “it’s about more than photography… it’s about being a human being”.